Judge Wright becomes first African American woman on Minnesota Supreme Court
Judge Wilhelmina Wright. PHOTO/Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune
Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge Wilhelmina Wright has been appointed to the bench of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Wright will be the first state Supreme Court justice who is both African American and female.
Judge Wright replaces Justice Helen Meyer, who announced her retirement in May. Wright comes to the state supreme court with a list of impressive credentials — Harvard Law, law review editor, assistant U.S. attorney, Ramsey County District court, 10 years and more than 700 opinions on the Court of Appeals.
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