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Chutich and Rodenberg appointed to Minnesota Court of Appeals

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The Judicial Update

December 28, 2011

Minnesota: Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointments of two new at-large judges of the Minnesota Court of Appeals on December 27, 2011. Margaret Chutich and Judge John R. Rodenberg will replace retired judges Gordon Shumaker and Edward Toussaint.The Governor stated, "From a group of excellent candidates, Judge Rodenberg and Ms. Chutich stood out; because of their proven commitment to public service and the different perspectives they will each bring to the Court of Appeals."[1]

Chutich is the Assistant Dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She has previously worked as a law clerk, an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Minnesota, and an Assistant Attorney General. She is also a member and former Director of the Advisory Council for the Advocates for Human Rights. She earned her law degree from the University of Michigan in 1984 and currently lives in Minneapolis.

Rodenberg has served on the 5th Judicial District Court since 2000. Previously, he practiced law with Berens, Rodenberg & O’Connor and was a part-time Assistant Brown County Attorney. He is also a former Vice-Chair of the Minnesota Judicial Council. He received his law degree from Hamline University in 1981 and currently lives in New Ulm.[1]