notes 9.27.07

notes 9.27.07 - Government 27/09/2007 10:59:00 JUDICIAL...

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Unformatted text preview: Government 27/09/2007 10:59:00 JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS Federal o All going to be appointed by President and approved by the President State o Doesn't carry over in most of the states They don't happen very often Infrequent Appointments Total of 110 individuals who sat on the Supreme Court The infrequent appointment occur a irregular times Lifetime Appointment Till they die You don't know when the next vacancy is going to happen 19901994 4 Changes on supreme court 19942005 0 change to the court 2005 2 Very unpredictable Judicial Suprises When you appoint them thinking the would be one thing.. o But are the opposite Factors that Bring one Individual to top of list Ideology RACE/GENDER Religion Region They have to be confirmable Party Affiliation Friendship Objective merit o American Bar Association (ABA) ranks Judicial Candidates Consensual Nominees Is somebody who has very broad appeal across the political spectrum Less likely to stir up opposition o John Roberts Constituency Nominees Probably been selected because it makes the base of the Presidents Party happy o Sam Alito 27/09/2007 10:59:00 27/09/2007 10:59:00 ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course RST 100 taught by Professor Khalek during the Fall '08 term at F & M.

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notes 9.27.07 - Government 27/09/2007 10:59:00 JUDICIAL...

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