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Generally, elected.

If there is an opening before the end of that Justice's eight year term, the Governor can appoint a replacement for that slot. However, the appointee must run in the next election to fulfill the remainder of the eight year term.

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Q: Are the Supreme Court judges elected or appointed for the state of Michigan?
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