Minnesota District Court
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Minnesota District Court
District Court of Minnesota
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EstablishedMay 8, 1858 (1858-05-08)
LocationMinnesota Judicial Center
Saint Paul
Composition methodNonpartisan election, appointment by the governor if filling midterm vacancy
Authorized byMinnesota Constitution
Appeals toMinnesota Court of Appeals
Judge term length6 years (mandatory retirement at the age of 70)
Website[1]
Judicial district map

The District Court of Minnesota is the state trial court of general jurisdiction in the U.S. state of Minnesota.

Jurisdiction of the court

The Minnesota Constitution provides that the district court has original jurisdiction in civil and criminal cases and such appellate jurisdiction as may be prescribed by law. Appeals from these courts usually go to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.[1]

Structure of the court

In 2019 there were 289 judges of district court in Minnesota.[2] They are assigned to geographic districts. Each district has three or more judges, who are elected by the voters of the district in nonpartisan judicial elections to six-year terms. Candidates file for a specific judgeship by seat number. Vacancies are filled by appointment of the governor. The chief judge and assistant chief judge of each district are elected from judges of that district to exercise general administrative authority over the courts of the district. The chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court has the power to assign judges from one district to serve in another.

There are ten judicial districts, each comprising one or more of Minnesota's 87 counties:

References

  1. ^ "Minnesota Judicial Branch - Minnesota Court of Appeals".
  2. ^ District Courts, Minnesota Judicial Branch. Retrieved November 1, 2019.

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