Judicial process outline

Judicial process outline - CHAPTER 6 Concepts: Thurgood...

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CHAPTER 6 Concepts: Thurgood Marshall - 1 st black justice, appointed by president Lyndon b Johnson Clarence Thomas - 2nd black justice , appointed by bush, same ethnicity as Marshall but not as liberal Sandra Day O’Connor - First Woman Justice, appointed by Reagan The Blue Slip - printed form that a senator from the nominees state is supposed to return to the senate Judiciary Committee to express his or her views about the candidate. Senate can use as a Veto. Senatorial courtesy – Major restriction on the presidents capacity to appoint district judges. Recess Appointment - used by chief executives to fill a judiciary vacancy on a court that has a large backlog of business. Judicial Socialization The process of which the individuals acquire the values, attitudes, and behavior patterns of the system. Factors aiding socialization are family, friends, education, co- workers, religious training, political party affiliation, and communications media. Training to do specific tasks 2. From what kinds of backgrounds do federal judges come from? They can come from any background, poor and rich but mostly from middle class or upper middle class. 3.What formal qualifications are necessary to become a federal judge? There are no constitutional or statutory qualifications are stipulated for serving on the supreme court or any of the lower courts. Though there are Informal requirements (question 5) 4. Who selects federal judges? The president by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. 5. Discuss the role played by each of these in the selection of federal judges : a. Professional competence – to have a good knowledge to take on the position professionally. Attorneys and lawyers are given more merit seeing as they know about law and see how things are ran, which is way more credible than one who doesn’t. yes anyone can become a judge but those that are more likely to be nominated are those who have a feel for the position. b. Political Qualification – nominee can serve under a political party, with this being party of the right political party at the right time would make themselves more visible to the president, senators, or local party leaders who submit the names of candidates. If the power
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POL 216 taught by Professor Rainer during the Spring '08 term at Illinois State.

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