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Federal Judicial Selection

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Obama nominates Meyer for federal judge in Conn.
June 7, 2013 :: New York News Day/AP

Quinnipiac University law professor Jeffrey Meyer, a former federal prosecutor who helped investigate the United Nations' oil-for-food program scandal in Iraq, was nominated Friday by...

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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.