social studies

At the federal level, judges are nominated by the President and then those nominees have to be approved by the Senate. The U.S. Constitution does not specify how states can choose their judges so different states use different methods. The three most common methods used by states are listed below:
Method 1: Direct elections - Candidates raise money and campaign to be a judge. The voters then elect one of the candidates.

Method 2: Appointment - In this method, state judges are appointed by the Governor. There is often no legislative approval required. A couple of states have the state legislature appoint judges, but usually it is the Governor.

Method 3: The Missouri Plan - This is a compromise between methods 1 and 2. In the Missouri Plan, the governor appoints judges, but the governor must make each appointment from a list of three candidates recommended by a judicial nominating commission. The commission is made up of a sitting judge, several legal experts, and some private citizens. Each judge named by the governor serves until the next election. The judge's name then appears on the ballot without opposition. The voters decide, in a yes-no vote, whether or not that judge should be kept in office. Should the voters reject a sitting judge, the process begins again.

Read the information above about the three methods most commonly used to select judges at the state level. Pick the method that you believe is the best. Write a paragraph persuading your fellow Ohioans that Ohio should start using this method. If you agree with how Ohio already chooses its judges, then persuade a different state to use our current method. Your essay needs to provide three (3) arguments supporting your method of choice, and you need to back these arguments up with supporting details. For example, you could use constitutional principles to back up your arguments. (6 points) *


Identify three (3) ways that you are impacted by your state or local government. What are some services provided by these levels of government? Why doesn't the federal government take on more of this role? Your essay should mention the principles of federalism and limited government and explain how they apply to this question. (6 points)

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 51
asked by Samuel
  1. We do not do your homework for you. Although it might take more effort to do the work on your own, you will profit more from your effort. We will be happy to evaluate your work though.

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
    posted by PsyDAG

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Government

    Senatorial courtesy refers to the tradition whereby: A.nominees for federal judgeships are treated with respect during Senate confirmation hearings ,even by senators who plan to vote against the nominee. B.senators usually defer

    asked by Anonymous on December 29, 2011
  2. math214

    There were seven nominees for president and four nominees for vice president. In how many ways can the state be chosen?

    asked by alicia on March 8, 2010
  3. government

    who becomes acting president if the president is disabled a. the speaker of the house b. the president pro tempore of the senate c. a candidate nominated by the president d. the vice president d

    asked by jere on January 15, 2008
  4. History

    1:Why did the Framers decide that federal judges should be appointed for life rather than elected every few years? A:Appointed judges are not swayed by public opinion.*** B:Appointed judges follow the president's goals for the

    asked by Anonymous on January 22, 2018
  5. government

    There is much debate in our country about activist judges and strict constructionist judges. Do you believe that judges should be limited to interpreting what the constitution and federal laws say?

    asked by Dora on October 21, 2012
  6. politics

    Senatorial courtesy: A. gives a senator a role in appointing judges. B. means that questioning judicial nominees follows committee seniority. C. played a role in confirming judges in the nineteenth century but is no longer

    asked by bev on May 27, 2017
  7. Criminal Justice/Judical System

    A federal judge can be removed from the bench via: A. public vote. B. impeachment in the House of Representatives and conviction by the Senate. C. discretion by the president of the United States. D. a majority vote by other

    asked by Pat on February 8, 2015
  8. politics

    Which of the following is a restriction on congressional power over the federal courts? A. The power to create or expand federal courts B. Judges being constitutionally appointed for life terms C. The authority of Congress to

    asked by bev on May 27, 2017
  9. American Politics

    A few questions that I can't find answers to in the book: How does the Constitution attempt to keep [federal] judges independent and removed from politics? What role does the U.S. attorney play in the federal judicial system?

    asked by Amy on December 6, 2006
  10. Civics--HELP

    Below are some of the powers of the legislative branch: Can impeach and remove the president, Creates lower federal courts, overrides presidential vetoes, and appropriates money. Which constitutional power of the legislative

    asked by Jasmine on December 5, 2013
  11. Constitution

    Which government oficials reveive appointments for life? President senators federal judges representatives?

    asked by Billy on November 15, 2007

More Similar Questions