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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 00:06
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West Coast
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Originally Posted by Turbine D View Post
West Coast,

I believe what the SCOTUS internet site says:

It is a much better source than an amateur PPRuNe, with too much time on his hands... What is it about the word appointed that you don't understand that SCOTUS does? Time to move on, again?
Article II, section II of the US constitution, in other words, the ultimate source document on the subject.

He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present 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.

Only after the Senate approves does the nominee become appointed via a swearing in ceremony. Itís not a singular event as in President says make it so. Please tell me youíre not confused on how it really works. If so, recall Judges Garland, Bork and a number of others who were nominated but never made the big show as the Senate either didnít do anything or outright rejected them.
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