|Current Court Information:|
|Minnesota Supreme Court|
|Past post:||Attorney, Minnesota Attorney General's Office|
|Past post 2:||Attorney, Lindquist & Vennum|
|Past term 2:||1979-1985|
|Undergraduate:||University of Notre Dame, 1967|
|Law School:||University of Minnesota Law School, 1978|
Page graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1967 with a B.A. in political science. He later earned his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1978, while finishing a Hall of Fame career in the National Football League.
- 1993-2016: Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
- 1985-1992: Attorney, Minnesota Attorney General's office
- 1979-1985: Attorney, Lindquist & Vennum
Awards and associations
- 2007: Equal Justice Award, Council on Crime and Justice
- 2007: Trumpet Awards Foundation Honoree
- 2005: National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Distinguished American Award
- 1988: National Football Hall of Fame
- Doctor of Laws: University of Notre Dame, 1993; St. John's University, 1994; Westfield State College, 1994; Luther College, 1995; University of New Haven, 1999
- Doctor of Humane Letters: Winston-Salem State University, 2000; Gustavus Adolphus College, 2003; University of Notre Dame, 2004
- Member, Advisory Board, Mixed Blood Theater
- Member, Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
- Member, Board of Regents, University of Minnesota
- Member, Minneapolis Urban League
- Founder, Page Education Foundation
For a complete list of Justice Page's awards and associations, visit: Minnesota Judicial Branch, Associate Justice Alan C. Page
- See also: Minnesota judicial elections, 2010
Page won re-election to the court, defeating Roger A. Peterson, with 72% of the vote.
Audio of Page's judicial philosophy is available here.
Page authored the unanimous opinion refusing to label all physical punishment by parents as abuse. The case was the result of a 12 year old boy who called authorities after being paddled by his father. The court refuses draw a "bright-line rule that the infliction of any pain constitutes either physical injury or physical abuse, because to do so would effectively prohibit all corporal punishment of children by their parents," Page wrote.
In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Page received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of -1.16, indicating a liberal ideological leaning. This is more liberal than the average CF score of -0.07 that justices received in Minnesota. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.
- News: Minnesota Supreme Court judges recuse themselves from cases involving U. of Minnesota, April 30, 2012
- News: A locked courtroom still deemed a public trial, July 8, 2012
- Courts in Minnesota
- Minnesota Supreme Court
- Minnesota Public Radio, "Minnesotans to judge judge candidates," August 8, 2004
- Minnesota Courts, "Biography of Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice Alan Page"
- Minnesota Courts, "Justice Page's State Biography Page"
- MN.gov, "State of Minnesota in Court of Appeals: In the Matter of the Retirement Benefits of the Honorable Lawrence R. Yetka," September 10, 1996
- Minnesota Judicial Branch, "Judge Profile: Associate Justice Alan C. Page"
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Judicial Races Live Unofficial Results"
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota judicial candidates, 2010"
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 General Election Results"
- The Benidji Pioneer, "Campaign 2008: Tingelstad running for Supreme Court," August 24, 2008
- Minnesota Secretary of State, 1998 Election Results, Judicial Offices
- HighBeam - Star Tribune, "Governor endorses Alan Page for reelection to Supreme Court," September 10, 1998
- Star Tribune, "Court gets behind spanking, to a degree," May 31, 2008
- Stanford University, "State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns," October 31, 2012
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