Maine Supreme Court

The highest Court in Maine’s judicial system is the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.  The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is also known as the Law Court when sitting as an Appellate Court.  The Court is composed of seven Justices.  They are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Maine Senate.  Justices serve for seven year terms.  There is no limit on the number of terms that they may serve.  Maine judges may be removed either by being impeached by the House of Representatives with a two-thirds vote of the Senate, or upon the address by the Governor of both Houses of the Legislature.

The Maine Supreme Court has appellate jurisdiction of all cases.  Additionally, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court is one of the few state Supreme Courts that is authorized to issue advisory opinions.  These advisory opinions are issued at the request of either the Executive Branch or the Legislative Branch.

Maine Courts Website: http://www.courts.state.me.us/index.shtml


Inside Maine Supreme Court