Michigan Supreme Court By The Numbers:


Former prosecutor

Former civil rights lawyer

  • 7 total seats
  • 0 current vacancies
  • 1 prosecutor
  • 0 public defenders
  • 1 Justice has other indigent defense experience
  • 2 civil rights lawyers

How Members of the Michigan Supreme Court are Selected:

Elections (Partisan Primary, Nonpartisan General)

Justices are nominated via partisan primary elections and then selected in a nonpartisan general election to eight-year terms. Incumbent justices can file to be placed on the general election ballot without undergoing a primary election. General election ballots indicate incumbency but not party affiliation. Interim selections to fill vacancies that occur between elections are made by governor appointment

Selection method sources:

Ballotpedia, Judicial Election Methods By State; Brennan Center for Justice, Judicial Selection: An Interactive Map