1-1 Discussion: Should Federal Judges Be Elected or Appointed?

The officials in the legislative (Congress) and executive (presidential) branches of the United States federal government are elected. But the officials in the third branch of government, the judiciary, are appointed. In your initial post, state whether you believe federal judges should be appointed or elected. Support your position by referencing the qualifications and duties of federal judges described in your textbook reading.

Website: National Center for State Courts: State Court Websites
This website, organized and maintained by the National Center for State Courts, provides helpful information about state court system administration, as well as links to each state’s own court system websites.

This website supports this module’s discussion assignment.

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