ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has named former U.S. Attorney David Lillehaug to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Dayton made his announcement Tuesday afternoon at the State Capitol.
Lillehaug has longstanding ties to the Minnesota DFL. He was Dayton's attorney during the governor's race recount in 2010. He also worked for U.S. Sen. Al Franken during his 2008 election recount. He currently practices at Minneapolis firm Fredrikson and Byron, and served as Minnesota's U.S. attorney under President Bill Clinton.
Lillehaug will replace Justice Paul Anderson, who will reach the court's mandatory retirement age of 70 in May.
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