Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New CRS Report: The Appointment Process for U.S. Circuit and District Court Nominations: An Overview

"In recent decades, the process for appointing judges to the U.S. circuit courts of appeals and the
U.S. district courts has been of continuing Senate interest. The responsibility for making these
appointments is shared by the President and the Senate. Pursuant to the Constitution’s
Appointments Clause, the President nominates persons to fill federal judgeships, with the
appointment of each nominee also requiring Senate confirmation. Although not mentioned in the
Constitution, an important role is also played midway in the appointment process by the Senate
Judiciary Committee. "  Read Denis Steven Rutkus' complete report.

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