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In the U.S., it varies by state. Federal judges are not elected; they are appointed.

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Generally, Circuit court and District court judges are elected by the people they will serve.

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Federal judges are not elected. Several states and municipalities elect their judges,

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County judges are state court judges. Each state has it's own system for appointing and electing judges. So, it depends on the level of court and the state.

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No because they ain't presidents and presidents!

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How are city judges elected?

People vote


How do people become judges in Illinois?

They are elected.


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Not in the US. Federal judges are appointed. not elected.


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Appointed, not elected by the people as in the USA.


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Because if they were elected the judges might not make fair decisions. They might favor the people who voted for them


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Are Texas judges approved by the senate or the legislature?

No, Texas Judges are elected by the people of Texas (in fact, I voted for one today).


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