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With her family and Gov. Mark Dayton behind her, Wilhelmina Wright says Monday that a key court case that shaped her judicial thinking came from the U.S. Supreme Court to eliminate school segregation. Don Davis | Bemidji Pioneer

Redistricting chief becomes Supreme Court justice

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By Don Davis

ST. PAUL – The judge who led a panel that redrew political district lines earlier this year soon will be Minnesota’s first female African-American Supreme Court justice.

State Appeals Court Judge Wilhelmina Wright is Gov. Mark Dayton’s pick to replace just-retired Justice Helen Meyer.

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