Veteran justice's retirement is end of an era for state Supreme Court

  • Article by: Abby Simons , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 30, 2013 - 11:51 PM

Justice Paul Anderson retires today after two decades on the state’s high court, where he took part in groundbreaking decisions.

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commontaderMay. 30, 1310:23 PM

Just a wild guess, but I expect that Justice Anderson was talking to the kids about the importance of the judicial branch, not the legislative branch.

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wingophersMay. 30, 1310:40 PM

Governor Carlson deserves credit for appointing Paula Anderson. Minnesota has been blessed by Anderson's service. Thank you for a job well done!

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DulcimerMay. 30, 1311:37 PM

Justice Anderson, Well done! Your connection to LeVander, Gillen and Miller is meaningful, as are your thoughts about experience becoming justices. Best wishes on fulfilling an interesting careeer and on providing valued, memorable service to Minnesotans!

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arspartzMay. 30, 1311:38 PM

Governor Carlson deserves credit for appointing Paula Anderson. Minnesota has been blessed by Anderson's service. Thank you for a job well done!

Yet another reason that Arne was at best a RINO. Why would a centrist governor appoint a radical left wing populist to the supreme court.<\p>

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arspartzMay. 30, 1311:40 PM

"Behind every case there’s a human being, and you can never forget about that"

Wrong, behind every case there is LAW. Ignoring or manipulating the law to suit an individual is an abomination to equal justice.

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jim52rothMay. 31, 13 6:48 AM

arpatz, Justice Anderson never said, and his opinions never reflected, that there was no law in the case; he just also remembered there were real humans involved in the cases. There's a huge difference. Also, I think it's an exaggeration to describe Justice Anderson as "a radical left wing populist."

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Jakein08May. 31, 13 7:14 AM

Your honor, thank you for your service and enjoy your retirement!

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edinawaterMay. 31, 13 7:29 AM

Yet another reason that Arne was at best a RINO. Why would a centrist governor appoint a radical left wing populist to the supreme court.

You're judging Arne Carlson based on the judgements of someone he appointed? I suppose you see Eisenhower as a liberal as well considering he appointed Earl Warren to the US Supreme Court. You may also consider Richard Nixon and Warren Burger to be liberals. Never mind that all them were Republicans.

Perhaps it is you who has become radicalized.

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sage62May. 31, 1310:18 AM

Good riddance. Arne was a republican like obama is a moderate... arspartz: well said!

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KSB1962May. 31, 1310:48 AM

Justice Anderson was a role model for many Minnesota judges. Throughout his career no one was more dedicated to community outreach and few judges could match his energy and enthusiasm for the work of the courts. Being a judge is no always an wasy task. Inevitably as some of the other comments reflect you get people who disagree with you. Justice Anderson recognized that but also never lost his passion for serving all Minnesotans fairly.

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