During the 2022 election cycle, two positions are up for election on the Michigan Supreme Court. Both of the justices currently serving in those slots are running for reelection to the state’s highest court. In Michigan, there are seven justices, who each serve eight-year terms. The terms are staggered to end every two years. Candidates are nominated through party conventions to be placed on the general election ballot. Currently, justices nominated by the Democratic party have a 4 -3 majority over those nominated by the Republican Party. For this cycle, the Democratic Party nominated Justice Bernstein and Representative Bolden, the Republican Party nominated Justice Zahra and Paul Hudson, and the Libertarian Party nominated Kerry Lee Morgan.
Each year, the Michigan Supreme Court receives over 2,000 applications for leave to appeal. The court’s term begins on August 1 and runs through July 31 of the following year. They hear oral arguments beginning in October each year at the Hall of Justice in Lansing.
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