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The structure of the Arizona judicial system is laid out in Article 6 of the state Constitution. There are three main state level courts: the Arizona Supreme Court, the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Superior Court. Other trial courts are listed under Courts of Limited Jurisdiction.


The only federal district court in Arizona is the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. Appeals from the District of Arizona go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


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Arizona counties


There are 15 counties in Arizona. Nearly every county contains one or more Superior Court, Justice Court, and Municipal Court.

 

  To see a list of counties in Arizona, please see - Arizona counties



Elections

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Upcoming elections: Arizona judicial elections, 2014
Past election results: Arizona judicial elections, 2012

Arizona judicial elections

Judicial selection methods in Arizona vary depending on the level of court. Supreme and Appellate Court candidates are chosen by a nominating commission and, from those candidates, the Governor makes the final appointment. Justices and judges must then face retention elections.

Judges of the Superior Court are elected in non-partisan primary and general elections, except for in Pima, Pinal and Maricopa counties, where the commission-selection, political appointment method is used. Justices of the Peace are elected in partisan elections.

Selection

Judicial selection in Arizona

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Method

Comm. select., Gov. appt.

Term - 6 years

Method

Comm. select., Gov. appt.

Term - 6 years

Method

Comm. select., Gov. appt. or non-partisan elections

Term - 4 years

Method

Partisan election of judges

Term - 4 years


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