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Qualifications of judges

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The Constitution sets no specific requirements. However, members of Congress, who often recommend potential nominees, and the Department of Justice, which reviews nominees' qualifications, have developed their own informal criteria. The President also typically expresses ideas about essential qualifications and personal characteristics publicly, particularly when considering nominees to the appellate courts.

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You must be 30 years of age, born a natural cizten, and do taxes and make laws.

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The US Constitution actually doesn't set any requirements for Justices on the Supreme Court. However, usually the people appointed have some training in law, be they lawyers or lesser judges.

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There are no specific qualifications for the Judicial Branch in the Constitutions. However, it is assumed that the Judicial Branch members will be a US citizen and be a lawyer.

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There are no qualifications to be elected to the judicial branch. Justices and judges are appointed.

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Set by statute, usually in the constitution.

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U.S. Citizen,

An attorney licensed to practice in Illinois,

and a resident of the district or circuit.

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Must be 30 years old, a natural born citizen,and do taxes and make laws. Also have to check on the congress and president to make sure no branch has more power.

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