Federal Judicial Screening Committees
Federal judicial screening committees are used by senators (and a few House members) in 21 of the 50 states and in the District of Columbia to vet would-be federal district judges whom they might recommend to the White House.
National Conference on Evaluating Appellate Judges
Preserving Integrity, Maintaining Accountability • December 1, 2011
This post-conference report discusses the various approaches currently in place for evaluating appellate judges and justices, and identifies themes, recommendations, and areas for future work in appellate judicial performance evaluation.
Options for Federal Judicial Screening Committees, Second Edition
Where They Are in Place, How They Operate, and What to Consider in Establishing and Managing Them • September 1, 2011 •
Twenty-two jurisdictions already use judicial screening committees. This report describes the committees in place and their significant variations in membership, appointment process, and, to the degree possible, operations. It also suggests why senators and their staffs might consider using a committee, outlines decisions they might face in structuring and appointing a committee, and identifies issues they and committee members might encounter in operating a committee.
Evaluating Appellate Judges: Preserving Integrity, Maintaining Accountability
Post-Conference Overview Statement • August 19, 2011
This post-conference overview reviews the national conference on appellate judicial performance evaluation (JPE) hosted by the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at the University of Denver on August 11-12, 2011.
Options for Federal Judicial Screening Committees
July 1, 2010
Provides U.S. senators and other federal legislators with information about committees used to screen potential judicial and law enforcement position nominees.