JUDGES CONTINUE - JUDGES CONTINUE Federal Selection Process...

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JUDGES CONTINUE 12/9/2010 Federal Selection Process - The selection of federal justices and lower court judges is a political process - Judges are nominated by the president and confirmed by the senate - Provides president opportunity to put philosophical stamp on the Who are Federal Judges - Typically federal judges have held previous political office such as prosecutor or state court judge - Prior judicial experience (but not required) - 1960: law schools more diverse and slowly more diverse type of people who become lawyers USSC Nomination Criteria - No constitutional qualifications - Competence - Ideology policy preferences - Pursuit of political support - Religion - Geography - Race and gender How to nominate President sends out and declares a nomination - Department of Justice does a research overview of the person and under covers any issues that would kill a nomination o Does this through interviews and other research. -
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