Listen: Chief Judge, CEO discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick
"And that all the judges are on the environment. Not just ten and the chief, but the entire court. And so you get a lot of misunderstanding in there. How do we pick the chief judge that's a complete mystery to a lot of people, and it's a form. Bula the most senior of the active judges who has not yet sixty five and has not yet been chief judge, and it's different than the supreme court where the chief Justice is appointed and stays as chief Justice parenthetically because when you pick the chief judge of a district or circuit the way, I just described you could end up with somebody who really isn't best suited to beat chief judge, and that's happened. So the the federal judiciary looked at maybe we should change the way we pick chief judges, and they looked at how popes are selected, and how deans are selected and how CEO's are selected and the ran report came back and said there's no consensus on what's the best way. But what you do is the worst way. So we decided to keep it. I was going to say, which did you pick the pope method or no you hit? When those same old same old, chimney and smoke. Just same old formula. I wanna talk about it every single thing. You just said, but I want to explain senior status because you took senior right? And folks, I don't know what that means. And I think we're we're in a very overheated climate about judicial vacancies. Can you explain what the process is? You're you're a fulltime sitting judge. And then you take senior status. How does that work? The formula is you can go on senior status when you are sixty five or older and your years of service as a federal article three judge added to."