It tells us that federal court judges are politically driven when rendering decisions said wellesley college political science professor nancy s scherer author of scoring points . The appointment process for us circuit and district court nominations an overview congressional research service 1 introduction under the appointments clause of the constitution1 the president and the senate share responsibility for making appointments to the supreme court as well as to various lower courts in the federal judiciary. Alliance for justice afj is a progressive judicial advocacy group in the united states founded in 1979 by current president nan aron afj monitors federal judicial appointmentsafj represents a coalition of 100 politically liberal groups that have an interest in the federal judiciary the alliance for justice presents a liberal viewpoint on legal issues. 1 for an overview of the process for appointin g lower court judges and the respective roles played in that process by the president the senate judiciary committee and the full senate see the appendix 2 see for example nancy scherer scoring points politicians activists and the lower federal court appointment process stanford ca stanford university press 2005 lee. Request pdf on researchgate on sep 1 2006 sally kenney and others published scoring points politicians activists and the lower federal court appointment process by nancy scherer
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