Why is the selection of Supreme Court Justices so important to the presidency?

May 17, 2019 Off By idswater

Why is the selection of Supreme Court Justices so important to the presidency?

Because justices are nominated by the president, the Supreme Court is an important election topic, as a president can have a large impact on the makeup of the Court. Generally, presidents nominate justices that have conservative or liberal leanings that are similar to their own.

Can president appoint Supreme Court Justices?

Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, known as the Appointments Clause, empowers the president to nominate and, with the confirmation (advice and consent) of the United States Senate, to appoint public officials, including justices of the Supreme Court.

What is the President’s role with Supreme Court Justices?

In relation to the Supreme Court (the judicial branch) one of these instituted “checks” is that the executive branch, the President, appoints the Supreme Court Justices, who are in turn confirmed, or rejected, by the Senate (the legislative branch).

Can a president appoint judges to the Supreme Court?

Less debatable is whether the Constitution would countenance some justices appointing other justices, given Article II’s mandate that the president, with Senate approval, appoint “Judges of the supreme Court.”

What are the criteria for selecting a Supreme Court nominee?

The integrity and impartiality of an individual have also been important criteria for a President when selecting a nominee for the Court. The speed by which a President selects a nominee for a vacancy has varied during recent presidencies.

What happens if the Supreme Court is not elected?

Voting directly for Supreme Court Justices would shift the balance of power more directly to the people. For example a Republican President could pick a Conservative judge but because they weren’t elected they would be a lame duck for 20-something years in a more Liberal leaning society.

Why do we need to elect Supreme Court justices?

If we were able to vote the Justices into the Supreme Court it would help prevent either a Republican or Democratic Majority Senate and president from placing who they want and allow the people more of a say. It has become evident to me that we should elect Justices from now on as evident to current events in the news.

Less debatable is whether the Constitution would countenance some justices appointing other justices, given Article II’s mandate that the president, with Senate approval, appoint “Judges of the supreme Court.”

Voting directly for Supreme Court Justices would shift the balance of power more directly to the people. For example a Republican President could pick a Conservative judge but because they weren’t elected they would be a lame duck for 20-something years in a more Liberal leaning society.

What are the qualifications for a Supreme Court justice?

The president of the United States nominates prospective justices, who must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate before being seated on the court. The Constitution lists no official qualifications for becoming a Supreme Court justice.

Why are the justices of the Supreme Court elected?

These “elected officials” are the 1% and continue to rule over the common people as if we were slaves on the plantation. Democrat and Republican, 21st century slave names. The justices of the Supreme Court can seem to leave personal and political feelings at home when deciding problems. So why not make them have to be elected.