ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Judges from the state’s Supreme Court and Court of Appeals — along with law clerks and court staff — are serving lunch Friday at the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul.

The annual barbecue is part of the judicial branch’s efforts to reach out to people it serves.

Judges and staff have served more than 4,000 meals to the needy in the first eight years of this event. They expect to serve about 550 meals on Friday.

Court of Appeals Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks says it’s an honor for the judges to participate in the event, and they look forward to it each year. She says it helps the public put a face to members of the judicial branch.

Beef patties and ice cream parfaits are donated for the event.

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Comments (4)
  1. Judge Wapner says:

    Bunch of overpaid, over benefitted union thugs (Wisconsin definition).

  2. Victim Du Jour says:

    Judges are appointed by people in smokey backrooms, and they have lawyer disease. It’s the #1 reason for out of control government.

    Good Luck trying to get rich and wealthy Chinese Businessmen to make work in the State of Minnesota.

    Especially the ones who like strippers.

  3. tiredofnegativecomments says:

    ‘CCO, why do you have comments sections on every story? Sick of trolls sitting at work writing negative comments on EVERY story. Can we go back to the old days where we just read the paper and discussed it over coffee in the light of day?

  4. Victim Du Jou says:

    Maybe you should build an outhouse in the back yard too.

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