Who approves Presidential nominations of federal court judges?
Presidential nominations of federal court judges are made with
the "advice and consent" of the Senate, just as Supreme
Court nominations are. The Senate must confirm the nomination by a
simple majority of those voting in order for the judge to be
Presidential nominations to many important positions, including federal judges, top Cabinet positions, military officer commissions, Ambassadorships to foreign countries, and members of many boards and agencies must be confirmed (approved) by the United States Senate. These nominations become "appointments" when confirmed. The President also selects a large number of people to hold jobs in his administration who are not required by law to be confirmed. These are called "appointments" from the time of the annoucement.
In a presidntial form of government which branch of government approves the appointments for the judicial branch?
Which practice in the selection process for federal judges allows senators to block nominations to federal courts in their home states?
Executive Branch 1. The President is the commander-in-chief of the army and the navy, but only Congress can declare war. 2. The President nominates judges. 3. The President can veto congressional legislation. Legislative Branch Legislative Branch1. Congress approves presidential nominations. 2. Congress controls the budget. 3. Congress can pass laws over the president's veto. 4. Congress can impeach the president and remove him/her from office. 5. The Senate confirms the president's nominations (for judges, etc.)…
Appointment of federal judges is a two-step process involving both the Executive and Legislative Branches of government. The President (Executive Branch) nominates someone for a vacancy on the bench, and the Senate (Legislative Branch) approves or rejects the nomination to complete the appointment. The executive branch (specifically the President) appoints federal judges subject to confirmation by the Senate.
A Legislative 'check' against the Judicial Branch is that Federal Judges are confirmed (become seated Judges) by the Senate. Another is not exactly a check but, if the Federal Courts strike-down a law (invalidate it by finding that it is not Constitutional) Congress can recreate and pass a similar law. They just have to fix whatever problems the Federal Courts found with the previous law. I think that another check is that if a Federal…
The Constitution provides that certain nominations of the President of the United States are subject to "Advice and Consent" of the United States Senate. The House of Representatives has no role in this process. When the President makes an appointment - the party takes office immediately and does not require confirmation. Other than certain offices, such as for federal Judges and military officers and other high offices, most Presidential patronage does not require confirmation. About…
The President has the power to pardon people from federal crimes. He also nominates judges for federal courts, including the Supreme Court. These nominations have to be ratified by the US Senate in order to take effect. (Federal courts belong to the judicial department which is independent of the President.)
The appointment of federal judges or ambassadors is a two-step process involving both the Executive and Legislative Branches of government. The President (Executive Branch) nominates someone for the position, and the Senate (Legislative Branch) approves or rejects the nomination to complete the appointment.
Senatorial courtesy, which refers to deference given to political endorsement or opposition to a federal judicial nominations from a Senator's home state, plays a significant role in the selection and appointment of US District Court judges. The President and Senate often agree to the suggestions, making the nomination, hearing, and floor vote a quick and simple process. Suggestions for US Court of Appeals Circuit Court and US Supreme Court nominations may be considered and screened…
Federal court judges are appointed by the president. Federal judges and justices are not simply appointed by the President. Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the US Constitution gives the President the power to nominate candidates for judicial positions subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. Once the nomination is made, the Senate holds confirmation hearings. If the Senate approves the nomination, the nominee is appointed to the position. If the Senate…