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What are the qualifications you need to run for Supreme Court judge?

Been hearing a lot about the Supreme court lately. Didn't know what they have to do to be appointed. #judges #politics #lawyer #court #judiciary


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Jenna’s Answer

The Supreme Court Justices are appointed. They have a law degree from a prestigious law school and a distinguished legal career before they are appointed. The justices usually are very good attorneys with courtroom experience, then they serve as a judge on a lower court. The US president appoints a potential justice and then they are confirmed by the Senate. It is a life appointment. There are no constitutional requirements, but all the current justices have a legal background.

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Camille’s Answer

To further clarify this point, you don't RUN for Supreme Court justice. You are appointed, which means that the president picks you as a candidate and then asks the Senate to confirm the nomination.

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Blake’s Answer

Hey Devetra,

I believe that the President appoints a judge and the Senate votes to approve.

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Hi Blake, Although this is the process to become part of the Supreme Court, the student wanted information on which qualifications would be necessary to get them to the point of being appointed. Any additional info would be appreciated! Gurpreet Lally

Hey Gurpreet, Devetra asked, "What are the qualifications you need to run for Supreme Court judge". Devetra did not ask, "What qualifications would be necessary to get them to the point of being appointed". The only qualification to become Supreme Court judge is that they are appointed by the President. Then they are voted on by the Senate. If they are not appointed by the President, then the Senate can not vote. So that would essentially be the only qualification to become a Supreme Court judge. To answer your question, "What qualifications would be necessary to get them to the point of being appointed?" There would be none. If you're saying that this is incorrect, any additional info would be appreciated! Blake Blake H.

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