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American judicial selection

Nations differ in the education training and professional qualifications of their judges and lawyers. The systems used in the U.S., in fact, differ between states.

a) What does the U.S. Constitution require for judicial selection?

b) How have the President and the U.S. Senate dealt with the process of

judicial appointment and confirmation?

c) What problems are generated by the judicial selection process in the

Senate?

d) How are lawyers trained and qualified to practice in the U.S.?

e) What is the role of the lawyer in the administration of justice?

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Nations differ in the education training and professional qualifications of their judges and lawyers. The systems used in the U.S., in fact, differ between states.

a) What does the U.S. Constitution require for judicial selection?
The US Constitution requires that judicial selection should done by the advise and consent of the Senate and the appointment should be done by the President. In other words, it is required that all the nominees to the bench be approved by the Senate. Once the judges are appointed, they serve for life.

b) How have the President and the U.S. Senate dealt with the process of judicial appointment and confirmation?

The President send the nomination to the Senate and these nominations are forwarded to the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration. The Judiciary Committee asks the Senators from the nominees home states whether they approve of the nominee. If the home-state senators individually approve of the ...

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