Friday, June 10, 2016

Kobrick on the History of Federal Judicial Appointments

Jake Kobrick, Associate Historian, Federal Judicial Center, has published The History of the Federal Judicial Appointment Process, Social Education 80 (2016): 141–45.  (Social Education is an open-access publication of the National Council for the Social Studies.)  From the article:
The judiciary is quite possibly the least well-known of the three branches that make up the federal government, and many are unaware of how judges come to join its ranks. This piece gives a brief history of the appointment process, especially for federal courts below the U.S. Supreme Court.