Role of Home State Senators in the Selection of Lower Federal Court Judges

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This report examines the role played by Senators in the selection of nominees to two kinds of lower federal court judgeships. Specifically, the judgeships in question, over which Senators have historically played a role in nominee selection, are those (1) in the U.S. district courts lying geographically within the Senators' states and (2) in the U.S. court of appeals circuits of which the Senators' states are a geographic part. This report also discusses several historical and ethical aspects related to Senators recommending judicial candidates.

Creator(s): Rutkus, Denis Steven
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: November 10, 2010
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Rutkus, Denis Steven

Specialist on the Federal Judiciary

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: November 10, 2010
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This report examines the role played by Senators in the selection of nominees to two kinds of lower federal court judgeships. Specifically, the judgeships in question, over which Senators have historically played a role in nominee selection, are those (1) in the U.S. district courts lying geographically within the Senators' states and (2) in the U.S. court of appeals circuits of which the Senators' states are a geographic part. This report also discusses several historical and ethical aspects related to Senators recommending judicial candidates.

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66 pages.

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