Federal Judicial Selection
October 1, 2015
With North Carolina moving its Court of Appeals races from nonpartisan back to partisan, I thought I d take a moment to examine what other...
September 25, 2015
For years the NC has debated switching the state back to partisan judicial races. Earlier this year the NC legislature approved changes to Supreme Court...
September 17, 2015
This year s been fairly quiet for initiatives related to courts, however one was filed yesterday (h/t Gavel Grab for the news story). The Stop...
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According to Article II of the United States Constitution, the President "shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint" federal judges. According to Article III, federal judges enjoy life tenure and cannot be removed from office except through impeachment.