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Federal judges can only be removed by impeachment by the House of Representatives and conviction by the Senate.

A judge may be impeached by a simple majority of the House of Representatives and removed from office if convicted by a vote of two-thirds of the Senate at a special trial, but only for the same types of offenses that would trigger impeachment proceedings for any other government official. Judges cannot be removed from office simply because someone doesn't like their rulings or ideology.

Article III, Section 1 states that judges of Article III courts shall hold their offices "during good behavior." The phrase "good behavior" has been interpreted by the courts to equate to the same level of seriousness "high crimes and misdemeanors" encompasses.

In addition, any federal judge may be prosecuted in the criminal courts for criminal activity. If found guilty of a crime in a US District Court, the justice would face the same type of sentencing any other criminal defendant would.

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A federal judge's term in office lasts for?

A Federal District Judge has a lifetime appointment.


Can the salary paid to a federal judge be lowered while that judge remains in office?

no


Why can a federal judge be removed from office?

because they die, or broke the law


How long is a federal judges term in office?

A judge can serve as a lifetime


What is the term of office for members in the federal judiciary?

There isn't a limit to a federal judge's term of office. Federal judges can hold their position for several decades until they retire.


Which 2 branches of government can remove a judge from office?

The President can appoint the judge and the Senate must vote to see if teh Judge is removed from office or not.


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Only if the judge leaves office for one of the following reasons:ResignationRetirementDeathImpeachment and conviction (for a legitimate offense)


What office holder could a president not dismiss?

A Federal Court Of Appeals Judge.


What are three ways a federal judge can be removed from office?

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