Margaret Chutich

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Margaret H. Chutich
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Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court
Assumed office
March 17, 2016
Appointed by Mark Dayton
Preceded by Wilhelmina Wright
Associate Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals
In office
December 27, 2011 – March 17, 2016
Appointed by Mark Dayton
Preceded by Gordon Shumaker
Succeeded by Diane B. Bratvold
Personal details
Born (1958-06-18) June 18, 1958 (age 58)
Spouse(s) Penny Wheeler
Children Olivia Chutich
Residence Minneapolis, Minnesota
Alma mater University of Minnesota
University of Michigan Law School

Margaret Helen Chutich (born June 18, 1958) is an American lawyer and judge, who has served as an Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court since 2016, when she was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton.[1] She previously served as a judge on the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Chutich worked in the office of the Minnesota Attorney General, and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota. In 2008, she was appointed assistant dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. In 2011, Governor Dayton appointed her to the appeals court.[2][3]

Chutich is a graduate of Anoka High School and the University of Minnesota, as well as Michigan Law.[4] She is married to Allina Health CEO Penny Wheeler, and is the first openly gay justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court.[1] Chutich is one of nine LGBT state supreme court justices currently serving in the United States.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bakst, Brian (January 22, 2016). "Dayton MN Supreme Court pick is court's first openly gay justice". MPR News. Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ Gov. Dayton appoints two members of state Court of Appeals
  3. ^ University of Minnesota biography
  4. ^ Froemming, Mandy Moran (March 22, 2012). "New appeals court judge has Anoka roots". ABC Newspapers. ECM. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Gordon Shumaker
Associate Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals
2011-2016
Succeeded by
Diane B. Bratvold
Preceded by
Wilhelmina Wright
Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court
2016–present
Incumbent