Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection
The Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection is a commission in Minnesota created by Minnesota Statute § 480B with the purpose of soliciting judicial candidates, evaluating applicants and recommending nominees to the Governor for appointment. The Governor is not required to make a selection from the candidates recommended by the commission.
The commission has forty-nine members:
- 27 are appointed by the governor. These commission members serve at the pleasure of the governor.
- 22 are appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court. These commission members are appointed to four-year terms that end when a governor's term in office ends.
- 9 members are appointed at large.
- 4 members are appointed from each of the state's ten judicial districts. These commission members participate in the commission's deliberations only for vacancies in their district.
- Press Release "Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Third Judicial District Candidates to Governor Dayton" April 21, 2011
- Press Release "Governor Dayton Appoints Members to Commission on Judicial Selection" April 01, 2011