Pawlenty picks new chief justice
ST. PAUL - Eric Magnuson used to lead a commission that helped pick judges; now he is getting ready to become Minnesota's top judge.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Monday named the Minneapolis lawyer the state's chief justice, on June 1 replacing the retiring Russell Anderson.
Magnuson, 57, has been an appellate attorney, arguing cases in state Appeals and Supreme courts, as well as in the federal court system.