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What is the process for being appointed to the federal bench? Posted on Jul 13

Many American citizens may not be familiar with how a person become a judge for a US Court of Appeals or US District Court. However, they can find the answer in a recent Congressional Research Service report (R43762) which explains the process in detail.  Under   …Continue Reading What is the process for being appointed to the federal bench?

Governor Baker nominates 3 justices for Supreme Judicial Court Posted on Jun 15

Governor Baker nominates 3 justices for Supreme Judicial Court

Governor Charlie Baker introduced three Superior Court justices yesterday to fill three impending vacancies on Massachusetts’ highest court.  The judges, Kimberly Budd, Frank Gaziano and David Lowy will replace Associate Justices Fernanda Duffly, Francis Spina, and Robert Cordy who are all retiring this summer.  The   …Continue Reading Governor Baker nominates 3 justices for Supreme Judicial Court

Answers to Questions about US Supreme Court Vacancies Posted on Apr 14

Answers to Questions about US Supreme Court Vacancies

With the sudden death of Justice Scalia, many people are wondering about the process of replacing US Supreme Court judges and how current cases will be handled. The Congressional Research Service has issued a report which answers many of the questions about how vacancies are   …Continue Reading Answers to Questions about US Supreme Court Vacancies