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Minnesota Supreme Court hears arguments on Minge's residency

St. Paul Pioneer Press reports: Minnesota Supreme Court justices on Monday closely questioned attorneys arguing for and against a lawsuit that asserts Judge David Minge should not be allowed to run for re-election to the state Court of Appeals.

The justices took the case under advisement, giving no indication when they will rule.

The lawsuit, filed July 21, argues that Minge, who fills a court seat set aside for a resident of the 2nd Congressional District, never lived in that south suburban district after Minnesota's congressional map was redrawn in spring 2002.

When he was appointed, Minge lived in Montevideo, a part of the previous 2nd District. He now lives in St. Paul.

A key issue in the case is whether the redistricting, at least for the purpose of Court of Appeals seats, took effect immediately -- before Minge's appointment became effective -- or at the end of 2002, when the terms of members of Congress expired. -- Justices hear Minge residency case (St. Paul Pioneer Press)