The Supreme Court is the highest court of the state. It consists of a
chief justice and four associate justices. Upon request by the Supreme Court the Legislature may
increase the number of justices to seven. All justices shall be selected from compact districts
established by the Legislature, and each district shall have one justice.
History: 1889 Const., art. V, §§ 5, 6, 11; amendment proposed by SL 1972, ch 2, approved Nov.