Michigan Supreme Court Justice Dissents from the Re-Election of a Chief Justice:

This remarkable document is now posted here. I didn't even know that it was possible for a judge to file such a written dissent, until Howard Bashman (How Appealing) posted about it, but I guess it is.

The Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, of course, is specially appointed as Chief by the President; some states similarly treat the Chiefship as a specially appointed or elected position; other states and (all?) federal circuits, I'm told, generally have the office rotate by a combination of seniority and age. But some states, including Michigan, have the Chief be elected by the Justices themselves.