Judging by the Numbers: Judicial Seats on State Courts of Last Resort

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation on May 18, 2016, that will allow him to name two new justices to the Arizona Supreme Court, bringing the number of justices on the court to seven, up from the current five-member panel. Ducey will select two justices from among a list of screened applicants to be nominated by a special judicial nominating commission. 

But how does the number of justices on the Arizona Supreme Court compare to courts of last resort in other states? Here’s a state-by-state look at the number of judicial seats on state courts of last resort as of 2015.