In a highly unusual move, a sitting District Court judge has launched a challenge against a sitting Minnesota Supreme Court justice.
Hennepin County District Court Judge Deborah Hedlund has filed to run against Justice Lorie Gildea.
Minneapolis attorney Jill Clark also just filed against Gildea, meaning the justice, appointed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty in 2006, faces three challengers in her first election. (As previously reported, the other challenge is from assistant Hennepin County Public Defender Richard Gallo Jr.)