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Unformatted text preview: Federal appellate and Supreme Court judges are appointed by the president of the United States, with senate confirmation. This appointed position is for life unless they judge is impeached or removed due to the inability to do his or her job. As for the state appellate judges are selected in four different ways, it all depends on what state you live in. The most common is the merit system. This is done by the governor appoint with help from a judicial nominating commission. This commission has judges, lawyers, and normal people composing it. The governor is presented with a list of up to five people and can choose from them and then the person still must be voted on in an election. The next form of judicial selection is partisan and non partisan elections. Partisan elections are in eight states and the political parties choose candidates for the election ballad. However in fourteen states this is done by non partisan. This means that the candidates do not release their political party. Partisan, non partisan, and merit still all use some sort of election not release their political party....
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