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What are the pools of recruitment for SC justices?
1. Federal Appeals Courts, 2. The state courts, 3. Academia, 4. The executive branch
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What is a Strict Constructionist?
A justice in the supreme court who interprets the constitution in strict fashion - normally support conservative views / Republican Party
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What is a Loose Constructionist?
A justice in the supreme court who interprets the constitution in a loose or liberal way. Normally support the Democratic party
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How long is a SC Justice's term?
They hold office for life
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Who nominates the SC Justices
The president nominates prospective justices when a vacancy
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How are they confirmed?
They are confirmed by the Senate by a simple majority
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What is Judicial Restraint?
An approach to judicial decision making which encourages the judge to limit the excercise of their own power
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What is Judicial Activism?
An approach to judicial decision making which encourages the judge to use their political position to promote desirable social ends
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A justice in the supreme court who interprets the constitution in strict fashion - normally support conservative views / Republican Party

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What is a Strict Constructionist?

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A justice in the supreme court who interprets the constitution in a loose or liberal way. Normally support the Democratic party

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They hold office for life

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The president nominates prospective justices when a vacancy

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