The structure of the Michigan judicial system is laid out in Article VI of the state Constitution. The state court system is made up of the Michigan Supreme Court, the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Circuit Court, the Michigan District Courts, the District Courts and the Michigan Probate Courts.
The federal court system is made up of the Eastern District Court of Michigan, the Western District Court of Michigan, the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court and the Western District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court. Appeals are heard in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.
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There are 83 counties in Michigan.
To see a list of counties in Michigan, please see - Michigan counties
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Latest election results: Michigan judicial elections, 2012
Judges in Michigan are chosen in non-partisan primary and general elections. The two candidates with highest number of votes in the primary advance to the general election.
Midterm vacancies are filled by gubernatorial appointment.
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