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State of Michigan

Methods of Judicial Selection: Michigan

Members of the Highest Court

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.