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The President has the authority to nominate anyone he (or she) feels would be an asset to the Court. Neither the US Constitution nor federal law list any qualifications or requirements for serving on the bench. According to federal law, the nominee must be a US citizen, but is not required to be a natural citizen.

For information about practical consideration used in selecting US Supreme Court justices, see Related Questions, below.

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Who can be named to the federal bench by the president?

Anyone the senate will confirm

Are federal judges elected or appointed?

Federal judges are appointed. The President nominates a candidate for a vacancy on the bench, and the Senate votes whether to approve or reject the nomination.

Which chamber of congress has the power to confirm a federak judge appionment made by the president?

The Senate has the power to confirm federal judge appointments made by the president. The president nominates the judges, but their appointment must be confirmed by a majority vote in the Senate before they can assume their positions on the federal bench.

According to the constitution how are federal judges placed on the bench?

Judges are appointed by the President then confirmed by the Senate in accordance with Article II of the United States Constitution.

Who were Johnny Bench's parents?

According to, Bench's parents were named Ted and Katy.

Who invented the first bench in 1549?

The first bench was invented in 1549 by Sir Charles Percy Ricardo Bench, and was named after its inventor. The bench has since become an integral part of our lives.

Which branch of government appoint federal judge?

Appointment of federal judges is a two-step process involving both the Executive and Legislative Branches of government. The President (Executive Branch) nominates someone for a vacancy on the bench, and the Senate (Legislative Branch) approves or rejects the nomination to complete the appointment.The executive branch (specifically the President) appoints federal judges subject to confirmation by the Senate.

What federal buildings are named for famous people?

William J. Clinton Building is the Environment Protection Agency's headquarters and named after former U.S. President Clinton. The George Bush Center for Intelligence is the CIA's headquarters in Langley, VA and is named after former U.S. President George Bush.

Which President first made a deliberate effort to increase the number of women and other minority group federal judges?

President Bill Clinton. Barack Obama is establishing a good track record of appointed under-represented groups to the bench as well.

Which presidents were able to appoint a majority of the federal bench during their tenure of office?

Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan were the only ones in the last century to appoint a majority of the federal bench.

What is the term of a federal judge?

it is a lifetime appointment.. meaning you would have to be impeached or retire from the bench to no longer be a federal judge

What is the purpose of the The judicial branch?

The judicial branch hears cases that challenge or require interpretation of the legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President. It consists of the Supreme Court and the lower federal courts. Appointees to the federal bench serve for life or until they voluntarily resign or retire.