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Why is it important to the judges to appoint to office rather than elected and that they cannot be removed from office unless impeached?

· The importance of appointing judges is interpretitions of law and will not be subject to change according to a different judge.


How many federal court judges have been removed by congress?

As of March 2010, the House of Representatives has impeached nineteen federal judges since the Judicial Branch was established in 1789. Seven judges were removed from office as a result of conviction at their Senate trail. The rest were either acquitted, or resigned before the trial.


Are federal judges removed for serious misconduct?

Yes, but Article III (constitutional) court judges can only be removed through the impeachment process.The House of Representatives has initiated impeachment proceedings against a total of 19 federal judges since the Judicial Branch was established in 1789, including one US Supreme Court justice (Samuel Chase). Seven were ultimately removed from office following conviction in their Senate trial. Eight of the remaining nine were acquitted or resigned office to avoid the consequences of a trial. One judge is currently awaiting trial in the Senate.


How did the Constitution promote judicial independence from the legislative and executive branches?

Lifetime Appointments of Supreme Court Judges. Because Supreme Court Judges cannot be removed from office by anyone, they can operate more independently from politicians and the politicial mileux in general.


How long can Supreme Court judges hold hold office?

According to the Constitution, Article III federal judges (Judicial Branch) are appointed for life, as long as they are not impeached and removed by Congress.This is only true of Article III judges serving on "constitutional courts":US District CourtUS Court of International TradeUS Court of Appeals Circuit CourtsSupreme Court of the United States

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How can the federal judges be removed from office?

by being elected and appointed by the senate


What particular office holders have most often been impeached and removed by congress?

Judges


What do federal judges get appointed for?

Federal judges are appointed for life, meaning that they hold their seats until they resign, die, or are (rarely) removed from office.


Why can't judges be removed from office unless impeached?

Federal judges are given life-time appointments so that they will be immune from political pressures.


Why is it important to the judges to appoint to office rather than elected and that they cannot be removed from office unless impeached?

· The importance of appointing judges is interpretitions of law and will not be subject to change according to a different judge.


What is the term of office in the judicial branch of the US federal government?

The term of office for judges in the judicial branch of the US federal government is for life. This means that they serve until retirement, death, or if they are impeached and removed from office. There is no set term limit for federal judges.


Can the president or vice president be brought up on criminal charges after their terms are over for actions they did while in office?

Yes- they are each subject to impeachment by the House and would be removed from office upon conviction by the Senate. (Federal judges can be similarly removed.)


How many federal court judges have been removed by congress?

As of March 2010, the House of Representatives has impeached nineteen federal judges since the Judicial Branch was established in 1789. Seven judges were removed from office as a result of conviction at their Senate trail. The rest were either acquitted, or resigned before the trial.


How long is the term in office of a supreme court justice or a federal judge?

According to Article III of the US Constitution, federal judges "hold their offices during good behaviour," meaning they are appointed for life unless they commit an impeachable offense and are removed from office.


What particular officeholder have most been impeached and removed by the congress?

federal judges have most been impeached and removed by congress.


Are federal judges removed for serious misconduct?

Yes, but Article III (constitutional) court judges can only be removed through the impeachment process.The House of Representatives has initiated impeachment proceedings against a total of 19 federal judges since the Judicial Branch was established in 1789, including one US Supreme Court justice (Samuel Chase). Seven were ultimately removed from office following conviction in their Senate trial. Eight of the remaining nine were acquitted or resigned office to avoid the consequences of a trial. One judge is currently awaiting trial in the Senate.


Is it true or false that at the national level most judges are elected to office?

No. All Federal judges are appointed, but most state judges are elected to office.