What should be the most important considerations when filling judge and justice positions at the federal level? Why? What factors did you take into consideration that could potentially influence judicial decision-making?
A proven record of fidelity to the Constitution. Judges may not necessarily like a law but their sole/only responsibility is to rule on the basis of our Constitution, not their preference or dislike of a statute or empathy for any party to a dispute.
Being of ‘good behavior’ stands out as the only stipulated requirement for the individuals nominated by the president to sit on the upper levels of the federal bench.