(Solved) Assignment on Constitutional Law

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Running head: CONSTITUTIONAL LAWConstitutional LawName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor note
1CONSTITUTIONAL LAWTable of ContentsJudicial selection process of Virginia..............................................................................................2Qualifications of judges needed for every court in Virginia.......................................................3Judicial selection process of Delaware............................................................................................3Qualifications of judges needed for every court in Delaware.....................................................4Removal of judges in Virginia on disciplinary grounds..................................................................5Removal of judges in Delaware on disciplinary grounds................................................................5Justification for identifying best judicial system.............................................................................6References........................................................................................................................................7
2CONSTITUTIONAL LAWJudicial selection process of VirginiaThe judicial system of Virginia comprises three levels of courts namely,trial, appellateand limited jurisdiction courts. These levels forms 5 jurisdictionally district courts-Court ofAppeals, Supreme Courts, general district courts, circuit courts, domestic and juvenile districtcourts(Dls.virginia.gov, 2018).InVirginia, the judges are selected by the legislative election procedure. The procedureis same for the judges ofSupreme Court, Court of Appeals and Circuit Court.The judicialselection process commences when there is a vacancy in judiciary or availability of new seatannounced by theGeneral Assembly. UnderArticle VI, section [7] of the Virginia Constitution,judges are elected by majority vote of theVirginia General Assembly.Chief Justice or Judgeof each court is selected by “peer vote”. Thedistrict court judgesare selected through legislative election. The judges of the otherCourts of Recordmust beselected by a majority vote of the members who are elected to each house of theGeneralAssembly.TheCourts of Justice Committees of the House of Delegatesand senate usuallyinterview candidates who seek for re-election. Thereafter, the senate and the full house vote forsuch applicants. When the General Assembly is in session, the vacancies are filled throughlegislative election. While the legislature is not in session, the vacancies are filled throughappointment conducted by the governor. The appointees shall then be elected during the nextlegislative session.
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