Natalie Hudson appointed new Minnesota Supreme Court judge

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Governor Mark Dayton announced his appointment of Appeals Court Judge Natalie Hudson as Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court on Sunday.  She will be replacing Alan C. Page who is retiring at the end of August.

“Judge Natalie Hudson has served our state admirably as a member of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and as Assistant Attorney General,” Gov. Dayton said.

Hudson joined the Court of Appeals in 2002 when she was appointed by former Governor Jesse Ventura.

During her 13-year tenure on the Court of Appeals, Hudson authored more than 1,100 written opinions, “demonstrating clearly her unique aptitude for ruling on some of the most challenging legal issues facing our state today,” Dayton said.

She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Judicial Division and is also on the Minnesota Women Lawyers Advisory Board.  Hudson also served as the City Attorney for the City of St. Paul, and was the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at the Hamline University School of Law.

“I am honored and humbled that the Governor has selected me to serve as the next Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court,” Hudson said. “I am excited about the opportunity, and it is indeed a privilege to continue to serve the people of Minnesota in this capacity.”

Hudson is married to the Reverend Willie Hudson, retired Pastor of St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis and the past Chaplain Coordinator for the St. Paul Police Department.  Her stepson, Kobie, is a practicing attorney in St. Paul.