Posted: 2/15/2012 8:00:37 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by dl36:
why don't we vote for supreme court justices? or is a that a part of checks and balances in terms of the executive over the judicial branch?
article 2 section 2
concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with
the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public
Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of
the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for,
and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the
Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President
alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.