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Methods of Judicial Selection

Members of the Highest Court

Alabama

Charles R. Malone
Chief Justice. Republican. Appointed 2011. Current term expires 2012.

Thomas A. Woodall
Associate Justice. Republican. Elected 2000. Current term expires 2012.

Lyn Stuart
Associate Justice. Republican. Elected 2000. Current term expires 2012.

Michael F. Bolin
Associate Justice. Republican. Elected 2004. Current term expires 2016.

Tom Parker
Associate Justice. Republican. Elected 2004. Current term expires 2016.

Glenn Murdock
Associate Justice. Republican. Elected 2006. Current term expires 2012.

Greg Shaw
Associate Justice. Republican. Elected 2008. Current term expires 2014.

Kelli Wise
Associate Justice. Republican. Elected 2010. Current term expires 2016.

Jim Main
Associate Justice. Republican. Appointed 2011 by Gov. Riley. Current term expires 2012.

Alaska

Walter L. Carpeneti
Chief Justice. Appointed 1998 by Gov. Knowles. Current term expires 2012.

Dana Fabe
Associate Justice. Appointed 1996 by Gov. Knowles. Current term expires 2020.

Daniel E. Winfree
Associate Justice. Appointed 2007 by Gov. Palin. Current term expires 2012.

Craig F. Stowers
Associate Justice. Appointed 2009 by Gov. Parnell. Current term expires 2014.

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Associate Justice.

Arizona

Rebecca White Berch
Chief Justice. Appointed 2002 by Gov. Hull. Current term expires 2016.

Andrew D. Hurwitz
Vice Chief Justice. Appointed 2003 by Gov. Napolitano. Current term expires 2012.

W. Scott Bales
Justice. Appointed 2005 by Gov. Napolitano. Current term expires 2014.

John A. Pelander
Justice. Appointed 2009 by Gov. Brewer. Current term expires 2012.

Robert Brutinel
Justice. Appointed 2010 by Gov. Brewer. Current term expires 2014.

Arkansas

Jim Hannah
Chief Justice. Elected 2000. Current term expires 2016.

Jim Gunter
Associate Justice. Elected 2004. Current term expires 2012.

Donald L. Corbin
Associate Justice. Elected 1990. Current term expires 2014.

Robert L. Brown
Associate Justice. Elected 1990. Current term expires 2014.

Paul E. Danielson
Associate Justice. Elected 2006. Current term expires 2014.

Courtney Hudson Goodson
Associate Justice. Elected 2010. Current term expires 2018.

Karen Baker
Associate Justice. Elected 2010. Current term expires 2018.

California

Tani Cantil-Sakauye
Chief Justice. Appointed 2010 by Gov. Schwarzenegger. Current term expires 2020.

Goodwin Liu
Associate Justice. Appointed 2011 by Gov. Brown. Current term expires 2014.

Joyce L. Kennard
Associate Justice. Appointed 1989 by Gov. Deukmajian. Current term expires 2018.

Kathryn Mickle Werdegar
Associate Justice. Appointed 1994 by Gov. Wilson. Current term expires 2014.

Ming W. Chin
Associate Justice. Appointed 1996 by Gov. Wilson. Current term expires 2023.

Marvin R. Baxter
Associate Justice. Appointed 1990 by Gov. Deukmajian. Current term expires 2014.

Carol A. Corrigan
Associate Justice. Appointed 2005 by Gov. Schwarzenegger. Current term expires 2018.

Colorado

Michael L. Bender
Chief Justice. Appointed 1997 by Gov. Romer. Current term expires 2021.

Brian Boatright
Justice. Appointed 2011 by Gov. Hickenlooper. Current term expires 2014.

Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr.
Justice. Appointed 1996 by Gov. Romer. Current term expires 2018.

Nancy E. Rice
Justice. Appointed 1998 by Gov. Romer. Current term expires 2021.

Nathan B. Coats
Justice. Appointed 2000 by Gov. Owens. Current term expires 2012.

Allison Eid
Justice. Appointed 2006 by Gov. Owens. Current term expires 2018.

Monica Marie Marquez
Justice. Appointed 2010 by Gov. Ritter. Current term expires 2014.

Connecticut

Chase T. Rogers
Chief Justice. Appointed 2007 by Gov. Rell. Current term expires 2015.

Flemming L. Norcott, Jr.
Justice. Appointed 1992 by Gov. Weicker. Current term expires 2016.

Lubbie Harper
Justice. Appointed 2011 by Gov. Malloy. Current term expires 2012.

Richard N. Palmer
Justice. Appointed 1993 by Gov. Weicker. Current term expires 2017.

Peter T. Zarella
Justice. Appointed 2001 by Gov. Rowland. Current term expires 2017.

C. Ian McLachlan
Justice. Appointed 2009 by Gov. Rell. Current term expires 2017.

Dennis G. Eveleigh
Justice. Appointed 2010 by Gov. Rell. Current term expires 2018.

Delaware

Myron T. Steele
Chief Justice. Appointed 2000 by Gov. Carper. Current term expires 2016.

Carolyn Berger
Justice. Appointed 1994 by Gov. Carper. Current term expires 2020.

Randy J. Holland
Justice. Appointed 1986 by Gov. Castle. Current term expires 2011.

Jack B. Jacobs
Justice. Appointed 2003 by Gov. Minner. Current term expires 2015.

Henry duPont Ridgely
Justice. Appointed 2004 by Gov. Minner. Current term expires 2016.

District of Columbia

Eric T. Washington
Chief Judge. Appointed 1999 by President Clinton. Current term expires 2014.

Catherine Easterly
Associate Judge. Appointed 2012 by President Obama. Current term expires 2027.

Corinne Ann Beckwith
Associate Judge. Appointed 2012 by President Obama. Current term expires 2027.

Stephen H. Glickman
Associate Judge. Appointed 1999 by President Clinton. Current term expires 2014.

John R. Fisher
Associate Judge. Appointed 2005 by President Bush. Current term expires 2020.

Anna Blackburne-Rigsby
Associate Judge. Appointed 2006 by President Bush. Current term expires 2021.

Phyllis D. Thompson
Associate Judge. Appointed 2006 by President Bush. Current term expires 2021.

Kathryn A. Oberly
Associate Judge. Appointed 2009 by President Bush. Current term expires 2024.

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Associate Judge.

Federal

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Florida

Rickey Polston
Chief Justice. Appointed 2008 by Gov. Crist. Current term expires 2017.

Peggy A. Quince
Justice. Appointed 1998 by Gov. Chiles. Current term expires 2012.

Barbara J. Pariente
Justice. Appointed 1997 by Gov. Chiles. Current term expires 2012.

R. Fred Lewis
Justice. Appointed 1998 by Gov. Bush. Current term expires 2012.

Charles Canady
Justice. Appointed 2008 by Gov. Crist.. Current term expires 2017.

Jorge Labarga
Justice. Appointed 2009 by Gov. Crist. Current term expires 2017.

James E.C. Perry
Justice. Appointed 2009 by Gov. Crist. Current term expires 2017.

Georgia

Carol W. Hunstein
Chief Justice. Appointed 1992 by Gov. Miller. Current term expires 2012.

George H. Carley
Presiding Justice. Appointed 1993 by Gov. Miller. Current term expires 2012.

Robert Benham
Justice. Appointed 1989 by Gov. Harris. Current term expires 2014.

Hugh P. Thompson
Justice. Appointed 1994 by Gov. Miller. Current term expires 2012.

P. Harris Hines
Justice. Appointed 1995 by Gov. Miller. Current term expires 2014.

Harold Melton
Justice. Appointed 2005 by Gov. Perdue. Current term expires 2012.

David E. Nahmias
Justice. Appointed 2009 by Gov. Perdue. Current term expires 2016.

Hawaii

Mark E. Recktenwald
Chief Justice. Appointed 2010 by Gov. Lingle. Current term expires 2020.

Paula A. Nakayama
Justice. Appointed 1993 by Gov. Waihee. Current term expires 2013.

Simeon R. Acoba, Jr.
Justice. Appointed 2000 by Gov Cayetano. Current term expires 2020.

James E. Duffy, Jr.
Justice. Appointed 2003 by Gov. Lingle. Current term expires 2013.

Sabrina McKenna
Justice. Appointed 2011 by Gov. Abercrombie. Current term expires 2021.

Idaho

Roger S. Burdick
Chief Justice. Appointed 2003 by Gov. Kempthorne. Current term expires 2017.

Daniel T. Eismann
Justice. Elected 2000. Current term expires 2012.

Jim Jones
Justice. Elected 2004. Current term expires 2017.

Warren E. Jones
Justice. Appointed 2007 by Gov. Otter. Current term expires 2014.

Joel D. Horton
Justice. Appointed 2007 Gov. Otter. Current term expires 2014.

Illinois

Thomas L. Kilbride
Chief Justice, District 3. Democrat. Elected 2000. Current term expires 2020.

Charles E. Freeman
Justice, District 1. Democrat. Elected 1990. Current term expires 2020.

Robert R. Thomas
Justice, District 2. Republican. Elected 2000. Current term expires 2020.

Rita B. Garman
Justice, District 4. Republican. Appointed 2001 by the supreme Court. Current term expires 2012.

Lloyd A. Karmeier
Justice, District 5. Republican. Elected 2004. Current term expires 2014.

Anne M. Burke
Justice, District 1. Democrat. Appointed 2006 by the supreme court. Current term expires 2018.

Mary Jane Theis
Justice, District 1. Democrat. Appointed 2010 by the supreme court. Current term expires 2012.

Indiana

Brent E. Dickson
Chief Justice. Appointed 1986 by Gov. Orr. Current term expires 2018.

Frank Sullivan, Jr.
Justice. Appointed 1993 by Gov. Bayh. Current term expires 2016.

Robert D. Rucker
Justice. Appointed 1999 by Gov. O'Bannon. Current term expires 2012.

Steven David
Justice. Appointed 2010 by Gov. Daniels. Current term expires 2012.

Mark S. Massa
Justice. Appointed 2012 by Gov. Daniels. Current term expires 2018.

Iowa

Mark S. Cady
Chief Justice. Appointed 1998 by Gov. Branstad. Current term expires 2016.

David S. Wiggins
Justice. Appointed 2003 by Gov. Vilsack. Current term expires 2012.

Daryl L. Hecht
Justice. Appointed 2006 by Gov. Vilsack. Current term expires 2016.

Brent R. Appel
Justice. Appointed 2006 by Gov. Vilsack. Current term expires 2016.

Edward Mansfield
Justice. Appointed 2011 by Gov. Branstad. Current term expires 2012.

Thomas Waterman
Justice. Appointed 2011 by Gov. Branstad. Current term expires 2012.

Bruce Zager
Justice. Appointed 2011 by Gov. Branstad. Current term expires 2012.

Kansas

Lawton R. Nuss
Chief Justice. Appointed 2002 by Gov. Graves. Current term expires 2016.

Marla J. Luckert
Justice. Appointed 2003 by Gov. Graves. Current term expires 2016.

Carol A. Beier
Justice. Appointed 2003 by Gov. Sebelius. Current term expires 2016.

Eric C. Rosen
Justice. Appointed 2005 by Gov. Sebelius. Current term expires 2014.

Lee A. Johnson
Justice. Appointed 2007 by Gov. Sebelius. Current term expires 2014.

Dan Biles
Justice. Appointed 2009 by Gov. Sebelius. Current term expires 2016.

Nancy Moritz Caplinger
Justice. Appointed 2010 by Gov. Parkinson. Current term expires 2012.

Kentucky

John D. Minton, Jr.
Chief Justice, District 2. Appointed 2006 by Gov. Fletcher. Current term expires 2014.

Mary C. Noble
Deputy Chief Justice, District 5. Elected 2006. Current term expires 2016.

Will T. Scott
Justice, District 7. Elected 2004. Current term expires 2012.

Bill Cunningham
Justice, District 1. Elected 2006. Current term expires 2014.

Lisabeth Hughes Abramson
Justice, District 4. Appointed 2007 by Gov. Fletcher. Current term expires 2014.

Wilfred Schroder
Justice, District 6. Elected 2006. Current term expires 2014.

Daniel J. Venters
Justice, District 3. Appointed 2008 by Gov. Beshear. Current term expires 2019.

Louisiana

Catherine D. Kimball
Chief Justice, District 5. Democrat. Elected 1992. Current term expires 2018.

Greg G. Guidry
Justice, District 1. Republican. Elected 2008. Current term expires 2018.

Jeffrey P. Victory
Justice, District 2. Republican. Elected 1994. Current term expires 2014.

Jeannette Theriot Knoll
Justice, District 3. Democrat. Elected 1996. Current term expires 2016.

Marcus Clark
Justice, District 4. Republican. Elected 2009. Current term expires 2016.

John L. Weimer
Justice, District 6. Democrat. Elected 2001. Current term expires 2012.

Bernette J. Johnson
Justice, District 7. Democrat. Elected 1994. Current term expires 2020.

Maine

Leigh I. Saufley
Chief Justice. Appointed 1997 by Gov. King. Current term expires 2011.

Donald G. Alexander
Justice. Appointed 1998 by Gov. King. Current term expires 2012.

Jon D. Levy
Justice. Appointed 2002 by Gov. King. Current term expires 2016.

Warren M. Silver
Justice. Appointed 2005 by Gov. Baldacci. Current term expires 2012.

Andrew M. Mead
Justice. Appointed 2007 by Gov. Baldacci. Current term expires 2014.

Ellen A. Gorman
Justice. Appointed 2007 by Gov. Baldacci. Current term expires 2014.

Joseph M. Jabar
Justice. Appointed 2009 by Gov. Baldacci. Current term expires 2016.

Maryland

Robert M. Bell
Chief Judge, Circuit 6. Appointed 1991 by Gov. Schaeffer. Current term expires 2012.

Glenn T. Harrell, Jr.
Judge, Circuit 4. Appointed 1999 by Gov. Glendening. Current term expires 2020.

Lynne A. Battaglia
Judge, Circuit 3. Appointed 2001 by Gov. Glendening. Current term expires 2012.

Clayton Greene, Jr
Judge, Circuit 5. Appointed 2004 by Gov. Ehrlich. Current term expires 2016.

Robert N. McDonald
Judge, Circuit 2. Appointed 2011 by Gov. O'Malley. Current term expires 2018.

Sally D. Adkins
Judge, Circuit 1. Appointed 2008 by Gov. O'Malley. Current term expires 2018.

Mary Ellen Barbera
Judge, Circuit 7. Appointed 2008 by Gov. O'Malley. Current term expires 2020.

Massachusetts

Roderick L. Ireland
Chief Justice. Appointed 1997 by Gov. Cellucci.

Francis X. Spina
Justice. Appointed 1999 by Gov. Cellucci.

Robert J. Cordy
Justice. Appointed 2001 by Gov. Cellucci.

Margot Botsford
Justice. Appointed 2007 by Gov. Patrick.

Ralph D. Gants
Justice. Appointed 2009 by Gov. Patrick.

Fernande R. V. Duffly
Justice. Appointed 2011 by Gov. Patrick.

Barbara Lenk
Justice. Appointed 2011 by Gov. Patrick.

Michigan

Robert P. Young, Jr.
Chief Justice. Republican. Appointed 1999 by Gov. Engler. Current term expires 2019.

Michael F. Cavanaugh
Justice. Democrat. Elected 1982. Current term expires 2014.

Marilyn Kelly
Chief Justice. Democrat. Elected 1996. Current term expires 2012.

Stephen J. Markman
Justice. Republican. Appointed 1999 by Gov. Engler. Current term expires 2012.

Diane M. Hathaway
Justice. Democrat. Elected 2008. Current term expires 2016.

Mary Beth Kelly
Justice. Republican. Elected 2010. Current term expires 2018.

Brian K. Zahra
Justice. Republican. Appointed 2011 by Gov. Snyder. Current term expires 2012.

Minnesota

Lorie Skjerven Gildea
Chief Justice. Appointed 2010 by Gov. Pawlenty. Current term expires 2012.

Alan C. Page
Justice. Elected 1992. Current term expires 2016.

Paul H. Anderson
Justice. Appointed 1994 by Gov. Carlson. Current term expires 2014.

Helen M. Meyer
Justice. Appointed 2002 by Gov. Ventura. Current term expires 2016.

G. Barry Anderson
Justice. Appointed 2004 by Gov. Pawlenty. Current term expires 2012.

Christopher J. Dietzen
Justice. Appointed 2008 by Gov. Pawlenty. Current term expires 2016.

David Stras
Justice. Appointed 2010 by Gov. Pawlenty. Current term expires 2012.

Mississippi

William L. Waller, Jr.
Chief Justice, District 1. Elected 1996. Current term expires 2012.

George C. Carlson, Jr.
Presiding Justice, District 3. Appointed 2001 by Gov. Musgrove. Current term expires 2012.

Jess H. Dickinson
Associate Justice, District 2. Elected 2002. Current term expires 2012.

Michael K. Randolph
Associate Justice, District 2. Appointed 2004 by Gov. Barbour. Current term expires 2012.

Ann H. Lamar
Associate Justice, District 3. Appointed 2007 by Gov. Barbour. Current term expires 2016.

James W. Kitchens
Associate Justice, District 1. Elected 2008. Current term expires 2016.

David A. Chandler
Associate Justice, District 3. Elected 2008. Current term expires 2016.

Randy G. Pierce
Associate Justice, District 2. Elected 2008. Current term expires 2016.

Leslie D. King
Associate Justice, District 1. Appointed 2011 by Gov. Barbour. Current term expires 2012.

Missouri

Richard B. Teitelman
Chief Justice. Appointed 2002 by Gov. Holden. Current term expires 2016.

William Ray Price, Jr.
Judge. Appointed 1992 by Gov. Ashcroft. Current term expires 2018.

Laura Denvir Stith
Judge. Appointed 2001 by Gov. Holden. Current term expires 2014.

Mary R. Russell
Judge. Appointed 2004 by Gov. Holden. Current term expires 2018.

Patricia Breckenridge
Judge. Appointed 2007 by Gov. Blunt. Current term expires 2020.

Zel M. Fischer
Judge. Appointed 2008 by Gov. Blunt. Current term expires 2022.

George Draper
Judge. Appointed 2011 by Gov. Nixon. Current term expires 2014.

Montana

Mike McGrath
Chief Justice. Elected 2008. Current term expires 2016.

James C. Nelson
Justice. Appointed 1993 by Gov. Racicot. Current term expires 2012.

Patricia O'Brien Cotter
Justice. Elected 2000. Current term expires 2016.

James A. Rice
Justice. Appointed 2001 by Gov. Martz. Current term expires 2014.

Brian Morris
Justice. Elected 2004. Current term expires 2012.

Mike Wheat
Justice. Appointed 2010 by Gov. Schweitzer. Current term expires 2014.

Beth Baker
Justice. Elected 2010. Current term expires 2018.

Nebraska

Michael Heavican
Chief Justice. Appointed 2006 by Gov. Heineman. Current term expires 2016.

Kenneth Stephen
Justice, District 1. Appointed 1997 by Gov. Nelson. Current term expires 2012.

Lindsay Miller-Lerman
Justice, District 2. Appointed 1998 by Gov. Nelson. Current term expires 2014.

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Justice, District 3.

Michael McCormack
Justice, District 4. Appointed 1997 by Gov. Nelson. Current term expires 2012.

William Connolly
Justice, District 5. Appointed 1994 by Gov. Nelson. Current term expires 2012.

John Wright
Justice, District 6. Appointed 1994 by Gov. Nelson. Current term expires 2016.

Nevada

Nancy M. Saitta
ChiefJustice. Elected 2006. Current term expires 2012.

Ron Parraguirre
Justice. Elected 2004. Current term expires 2016.

James W. Hardesty
Justice. Elected 2004. Current term expires 2016.

Mark Gibbons
Justice. Elected 2002. Current term expires 2014.

Michael Douglas
Justice. Appointed 2004 by Gov. Guinn. Current term expires 2012.

Michael A. Cherry
Justice. Elected 2006. Current term expires 2012.

Kris Pickering
Justice. Elected 2008. Current term expires 2014.

New Hampshire

Linda S. Dalianis
Chief Justice. Appointed 2000 by Gov. Shaheen.

Gary E. Hicks
Associate Justice. Appointed 2006 by Gov. Lynch.

Carol A. Conboy
Associate Justice. Appointed 2009 by Gov. Lynch.

Robert J. Lynn
Associate Justice. Appointed 2010 by Gov. Lynch.

VACANT
Associate Justice.

New Jersey

Stuart Rabner
Chief Justice. Democrat. Appointed 2007 by Gov. Corzine. Current term expires 2014.

Jaynee LeVecchia
Justice. Independent. Appointed 2000 by Gov. Whitman. Reaches mandatory retirement age 2024.

Barry T. Albin
Justice. Democrat. Appointed 2002 by Gov. McGreevey. Reaches mandatory retirement age 2025.

Helen E. Hoens
Justice. Republican. Appointed 2006 by Gov. Corzine. Current term expires 2013.

Anne Patterson
Justice. Republican. Appointed 2011 by Gov. Christie. Current term ends 2018.

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Justice.

VACANT
Justice.

New Mexico

Petra Jiminez Maes
Chief Justice. Democrat. Appointed 1998 by Gov. Johnson. Current term expires 2018.

Charles W. Daniels
Justice. Democrat. Appointed 2007 by Gov. Richardson. Current term expires 2018.

Patricio M. Serna
Justice. Democrat. Appointed 1996 by Gov. Johnson. Current term expires 2016.

Richard C. Bosson
Justice. Democrat. Elected 2002. Current term expires 2012.

Edward L. Chavez
Justice. Democrat. Appointed 2003 by Gov. Richardson. Current term expires 2014.

New York

Jonathan Lippman
Chief Judge. Appointed 2009 by Gov. Paterson. Current term expires 2023.

Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick
Senior Associate Judge. Appointed 1993 by Gov. Cuomo. Current term expires 2022.

Victoria A. Graffeo
Judge. Appointed 2000 by Gov. Pataki. Current term expires 2014.

Susan P. Read
Judge. Appointed 2003 by Gov. Pataki. Current term expires 2017.

Robert S. Smith
Judge. Appointed 2004 by Gov. Pataki. Current term expires 2018.

Eugene F. Pigott, Jr.
Judge. Appointed 2006 by Gov. Pataki. Current term expires 2020.

Theodore T. Jones
Judge. Appointed 2007 by Gov. Spitzer. Current term expires 2021.

North Carolina

Sarah Parker
Chief Justice. Elected 1992. Current term expires 2014.

Patricia Timmons-Goodson
Justice. Appointed 2006 by Gov. Easley. Current term expires 2014.

Mark Martin
Justice. Elected 1998. Current term expires 2014.

Robert H. Edmonds, Jr.
Justice. Elected 2000. Current term expires 2016.

Paul M. Newby
Justice. Elected 2004. Current term expires 2012.

Robin E. Hudson
Justice. Elected 2006. Current term expires 2014.

Barbara Jackson
Justice. Elected 2010. Current term expires 2018.

North Dakota

Gerald W. VandeWalle
Chief Justice. Appointed 1978 by Gov. Link. Current term expires 2014.

Dale V. Sandstrom
Justice. Elected 1992. Current term expires 2016.

Mary Muehlen Maring
Justice. Appointed 1996 by Gov. Schafer. Current term expires 2018.

Carol Ronning Kapsner
Justice. Appointed 1998 by Gov. Schafer. Current term expires 2020.

Daniel J. Crothers
Justice. Appointed 2005 by Gov. Hoeven. Current term expires 2012.

Ohio

Maureen O'Connor
Chief Justice. Republican. Elected 2002. Current term expires 2014.

Paul E. Pfiefer
Justice. Republican. Elected 1992. Current term expires 2016.

Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
Justice. Republican. Elected 1996. Current term expires 2014.

Terrence O'Donnell
Justice. Republican. Appointed 2003 by Gov. Taft. Current term expires 2012.

Judith Ann Lanzinger
Justice. Republican. Elected 2004. Current term expires 2016.

Robert R. Cupp
Justice. Republican. Elected 2006. Current term expires 2012.

Yvette McGee Brown
Justice. Democrat. Appointed 2011 by Gov. Strickland. Current term expires 2016.

Oklahoma

Steven W. Taylor
Chief Justice, District 2. Appointed 2004 by Gov. Henry. Current term expires 2016.

Tom Colbert
Vice Chief Justice, District 6. Appointed 2004 by Gov. Henry. Current term expires 2014.

John F. Reif
Justice, District 1. Appointed 2007 by Gov. Henry. Current term expires 2014.

Noma Gurich
Justice, District 3. Appointed 2011 by Gov. Henry. Current term expires 2012.

Yvonne Kauger
Justice, District 4. Appointed 1984 by Gov. Nigh. Current term expires 2012.

James Winchester
Justice, District 5. Appointed 2000 by Gov. Keating. Current term expires 2016.

James E. Edmondson
Justice, District 7. Appointed 2004 by Gov. Henry. Current term expires 2012.

Douglas L. Combs
Justice, District 8. Appointed 2010 by Gov. Henry. Current term expires 2012.

Joseph M. Watt
Justice, District 9. Appointed 1992 by Gov. Water. Current term expires 2014.

Oregon

Paul J. DeMuniz
Chief Justice. Elected 2000. Current term expires 2012.

Robert D. Durham
Justice. Appointed 1994 by Gov. Roberts. Current term expires 2016.

Thomas A. Balmer
Justice. Appointed 2001 by Gov. Kitzhaber. Current term expires 2014.

Rives Kistler
Justice. Appointed 2003 by Gov. Kulongoski. Current term expires 2016.

Martha Lee Walters
Justice. Appointed 2006 by Gov. Kulongoski. Current term expires 2014.

Virginia L. Linder
Justice. Elected 2006. Current term expires 2012.

Jack Landau
Justice. Elected 2010. Current term expires 2016.

Pennsylvania

Ronald D. Castille
Chief Justice. Republican. Elected 1993. Current term expires 2013.

Thomas G. Saylor
Justice. Republican. Elected 1997. Current term expires 2017.

J. Michael Eakin
Justice. Republican. Elected 2001. Current term expires 2011.

Max Baer
Justice. Democrat. Elected 2003. Current term expires 2013.

Debra Todd
Justice. Democrat. Elected 2007. Current term expires 2017.

Seamus P. McCaffery
Justice. Democrat. Elected 2007. Current term expires 2017.

Joan Orie Melvin
Justice. Republican. Elected 2009. Current term expires 2019.

Rhode Island

Paul A. Suttell
Chief Justice. Appointed 2003 by Gov. Carcieri. Appointed Chief Justice 2009 by Gov. Carcieri.

Maureen McKenna Goldberg
Justice. Appointed 1997 by Gov. Almond.

Francis X. Flaherty
Justice. Appointed 2003 by Gov. Carcieri.

William P. Robinson III
Justice. Appointed 2004 by Gov. Carcieri.

Gilbert Indeglia
Justice. Appointed 2010 by Gov. Carcieri.

South Carolina

Jean Hoefer Toal
Chief Justice. Elected 1988. Current term expires 2014.

Costa M. Pleicones
Justice. Elected 2000. Current term expires 2016.

Donald W. Beatty
Justice. Elected 2007. Current term expires 2020.

John W. Kittredge
Justice. Elected 2008. Current term expires 2018.

Kaye Hearn
Justice. Elected 2009. Current term expires 2012.

South Dakota

David Gilbertson
Chief Justice, District 5. Appointed 1995 by Gov. Janklow. Current term expires 2014.

John K. Konenkamp
Justice, District 1. Appointed 1994 by Gov. Janklow. Current term expires 2014.

Steven L. Zinter
Justice, District 3. Appointed 2002 by Gov. Janklow. Current term expires 2014.

Glen A. Severson
Justice, District 2. Appointed 2009 by Gov. Rounds. Current term expires 2012.

Lori Wilbur
Justice, District 4. Appointed 2011 by Gov. Daugaard. Current term expires 2014.

Tennessee

Janice M. Holder
Chief Justice. Appointed 1996 by Gov. Sundquist. Current term expires 2014.

Cornelia A. Clark
Justice. Appointed 2005 by Gov. Bredesen. Current term expires 2014.

Gary R. Wade
Justice. Appointed 2006 by Gov. Bredesen. Current term expires 2014.

William C. Koch, Jr.
Justice. Appointed 2007 by Gov. Bredesen. Current term expires 2014.

Sharon G. Lee
Justice. Appointed 2008 by Gov. Bredesen. Current term expires 2018.

Texas

Wallace B. Jefferson
Chief Justice. Republican. Appointed 2001 by Gov. Perry. Current term expires 2014.

Nathan L. Hecht
Justice. Republican. Elected 1988. Current term expires 2012.

Dale Wainwright
Justice. Republican. Elected 2002. Current term expires 2014.

David Medina
Justice. Republican. Appointed 2005 by Gov. Perry. Current term expires 2012.

Paul W. Green
Justice. Republican. Elected 2004. Current term expires 2016.

Phil Johnson
Justice. Republican. Appointed 2005 by Gov. Perry. Current term expires 2014.

Don R. Willett
Justice. Republican. Appointed 2005 by Gov. Perry. Current term expires 2012.

Eva Guzman
Justice. Republican. Appointed 2009 by Gov. Perry. Current term expires 2016.

Debra Lehrmann
Justice. Republican. Appointed 2010 by Gov. Perry. Current term expires 2016.

Utah

Christine M. Durham
Chief Justice. Appointed 1982 by Gov. Matheson. Current term expires 2014.

Matthew B. Durrant
Justice. Appointed 2000 by Gov. Leavitt. Current term expires 2014.

Ronald E. Nehring
Justice. Appointed 2003 by Gov. Leavitt. Current term expires 2016.

Jill N. Parrish
Justice. Appointed 2003 by Gov. Leavitt. Current term expires 2016.

Thomas R. Lee
Justice. Appointed 2010 by Gov. Hebert. Current term expires 2014.

Vermont

Paul Reiber
Chief Justice. Appointed 2003 by Gov. Douglas. Current term expires 2012.

John Dooley
Justice. Appointed 1987 by Gov. Kunin. Current term expires 2012.

Marilyn Skoglund
Justice. Appointed 1997 by Gov. Dean. Current term expires 2012.

Brian Burgess
Justice. Appointed 2005 by Gov. Douglas. Current term expires 2012.

Beth Robinson
Justice. Appointed 2012 by Gov. Shumlin. Current term expires 2018.

Virginia

Cynthia D. Kinser
Chief Justice. Appointed 1997 by Gov. Allen. Current term expires 2022.

Donald W. Lemons
Justice. Elected 2000. Current term expires 2012.

S. Bernard Goodwyn
Justice. Appointed 2007 by Gov. Kaine. Current term expires 2020.

LeRoy F. Millette, Jr.
Justice. Appointed 2008 by Gov. Kaine. Current term expires 2021.

William C. Mims
Justice. Elected 2010. Current term expires 2022.

Elizabeth McClanahan
Justice. Elected 2011. Current term expires 2023.

Cleo Powell
Justice. Elected 2011. Current term expires 2023.

Washington

Barbara Madsen
Chief Justice. Elected 1992. Current term expires 2016.

Charles W. Johnson
Associate Chief Justice. Elected 1990. Current term expires 2014.

Tom Chambers
Justice. Elected 2000. Current term expires 2012.

Susan Owens
Justice. Elected 2000. Current term expires 2012.

Mary E. Fairhurst
Justice. Elected 2002. Current term expires 2014.

James M. Johnson
Justice. Elected 2004. Current term expires 2016.

Debra L. Stephens
Justice. Appointed 2007 by Gov. Gregoire. Current term expires 2014.

Charles K. Wiggins
Justice. Elected 2010. Current term expires 2016.

Stephen Gonzalez
Justice. Appointed 2011. Current term expires 2012.

West Virginia

Robin Jean Davis
Chief Justice. Democrat. Elected 1996. Current term expires 2012.

Brent D. Benjamin
Justice. Republican. Elected 2004. Current term expires 2016.

Margaret L. Workman
Justice. Democrat. Elected 2008. Current term expires 2020.

Menis E. Ketchum
Justice. Democrat. Elected 2008. Current term expires 2020.

Thomas McHugh
Justice. Democrat. Appointed 2009 by Gov. Manchin. Current term expires 2012.

Wisconsin

Shirley S. Abrahamson
Chief Justice. Appointed 1976 by Gov. Lucey. Current term expires 2019.

Ann Walsh Bradley
Justice. Elected 1995. Current term expires 2015.

N. Patrick Crooks
Justice. Elected 1996. Current term expires 2016.

David T. Prosser, Jr.
Justice. Appointed 1998 by Gov. Thompson. Current term expires 2021.

Patience D. Raggensack
Justice. Elected 2003. Current term expires 2013.

Annette Kingsland Ziegler
Justice. Elected 2007. Current term expires 2017.

Michael J. Gableman
Justice. Elected 2008. Current term expires 2018.

Wyoming

Marilyn S. Kite
Chief Justice. Appointed 2000 by Gov. Gerringer. Current term expires 2014.

Barton R. Voigt
Justice. Appointed 2001 by Gov. Gerringer. Current term expires 2018.

William U. Hill
Justice. Appointed 1998 by Gov. Gerringer. Current term expires 2016.

Michael Golden
Justice. Appointed 1988 by Gov. Sullivan. Current term expires 2014.

E. James Burke
Justice. Appointed 2005 by Gov. Fruedenthal. Current term expires 2012.