Maine Supreme Court
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is the highest court in Maine's judicial system. Known as the Law Court when sitting as an appellate court, it is composed of seven justices, who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Maine Senate. Justices serve for seven year terms, with no limit on the number of terms that they may serve.
The Maine Court is one of the few state Supreme Courts in the United States authorized to issue advisory opinions. Such opinions are issued at the request of the Governor or Legislature, as set out in the Maine Constitution.
Maine Supreme Court rulings on ballot measures
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As of August 10, 2007, the justices of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court are:
- Leigh Ingalls Saufley, Chief Justice
- Robert W. Clifford
- Donald G. Alexander
- Susan W. Calkins
- Angus King
- Jon D. Levy
- Warren M. Silver
- Andrew M. Mead
- John E. Baldacci