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Minnesota Court of Appeals 40th Anniversary


2023 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. A constitutional amendment was passed on November 3, 1982 by the citizens of Minnesota to overhaul the appeals process by creating an intermediate court of appeals. The first six judges were sworn in on November 2, 1983. This exhibit tells the story of the journey from the decision that a new court was needed to the current court.

Photo is of the current court, June 2023

Court of Appeals Judges 2023