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Old 21st Feb 2019, 14:24
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747 jock
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: heathrow
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Originally Posted by West Coast View Post
POTUS doesn't "appoint" anyone to the Supreme Court. I see this belief repeated frequently especially by our foreign posters.
The Supreme court themselves have a slightly different opinion.

Members of the Supreme Court are appointed by the President subject to the approval of the Senate. To ensure an independent Judiciary and to protect judges from partisan pressures, the Constitution provides that judges serve during “good Behaviour,” which has generally meant life terms. To further assure their independence, the Constitution provides that judges’ salaries may not be diminished while they are in office.
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