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Political ideology
The President usually appoints judges with the same ideological view as their
own, for example President Obama with Sonia Sotomeyer and Elena Kagan,
both loose constructionists. However, this is not always the case. For example,
Republican Eisenhower appointed Earl Warren, who…

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not appeal to the Senate, they will not nominee them. If nominees run into
trouble, they may withdraw (eg Miers) or be rejected (eg Bork).

Judicial experience
It is typical of Supreme Court justices to have previous federal courts
experience, for example Appeals court (8 out the 9 current justices…

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The Litmus Test
This has been denied by Presidents, but in theory it is the test of the nominees
of their ideological purity- of their views on certain issues, before they are
confirmed or appointed. For example, in terms of appointment, when Cheney
and Bush were finding a new Justice,…


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