Who approves and impeach Federal Judges?
The President nominates judges, and the Senate confirms them.
The House of Representatives can impeach judges, but the Senate must remove them. This is ASTONISHINGLY rare.
Executive on Legislative: Veto a bill Legislative on Executive: Override the veto with a two-thirds vote Legislative on Judicial: Can impeach judges; approves appointment of judges Executive on Judicial: Appoints judges Judicial on Executive/Legislative: Can declare acts/laws unconstitutional Hope I helped! :)
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.
If he/she refuses to resign, the U.S. House of Representatives must impeach him/her, the U.S. Senate must try him/her, and at least 2/3 of the Senators assembled must find him/her guilty. To date, eight federal judges have been removed from office in this way, and four other impeached federal judges resigned before the Senate voted (one of the four was acquitted).
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.
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…