|Current Court Information:|
|Minnesota Supreme Court|
|Succeeded by:||David Lillehaug|
|Past position:||Minnesota Court of Appeals|
|Undergraduate:||Macalester College, 1965|
|Law School:||University of Minnesota, 1968|
Prior to joining the supreme court, Anderson served as chief judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals from September 1992 to June 30, 1994. He was an Associate and Partner with the firm LeVander, Gillen & Miller Law Offices, in South St. Paul from 1971 to 1992. Anderson was a Special Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division and Department of Public Safety, Office of Minnesota Attorney General from 1970 to 1971. He was also a VISTA (Volunteers In Service to America) attorney from 1968 to 1969, and served as a neighborhood attorney for New Haven Legal Assistance in New Haven, Connecticut.
Associations and activities
- Dakota County Bar Association; board member and president
- Independent School District #199: board member & chairman of board
- Community Services Advisory Committee, Independent School District #199, member and chairman
- 1982-1984 Independent School District #199 PER Committees
- Deacon and Ruling Elder, House of Hope Presbyterian Church, St. Paul
- Board member and Executive Committee member, South St. Paul/Inver Grove Heights Chamber of Commerce
- 1991-1992 Member and chair of Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection
- Member, National Advisory Council of the American Judicature Society
Justice Anderson comments on Chief Justice Magnuson's resignation and state of Minnesota Supreme Court.
Anderson was re-elected to the court in 2008.
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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. Anderson received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of -0.27, 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
- Minnesota Courts, "Associate Justice Paul H. Anderson to Retire from Minnesota Supreme Court," January 4, 2013
- CT Post, "Dayton appoints Lillehaug to Minn. Supreme Court," March 26, 2013
- Profile of Paul Anderson
- National Advisory Council Members, American Judicature Society
- 2010 Minnesota Secretary of State, 2008 Primary Election Results
- Minnesota Secretary of State, 2008 General Election Results
- Stanford University, "State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns," October 31, 2012
Russell Anderson • Paul Anderson • Helen Meyer • Eric Magnuson • Sam Hanson • Edward Stringer • Esther Tomljanovich • Sandy Keith • Kathleen Blatz •