Associate Justice

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Associate Justice

The designation given to a judge who is not the chief or presiding justice of the court on which he or she sits.

An associate judge is usually a member of an appellate court.

Associate Justice

n. a member of the United States Supreme Court appointed by the President and confirmed (or not) by the U. S. Senate. There are eight Associate Justices and one Chief Justice. They serve for life or until voluntary retirement or removal after being convicted after impeachment. (Only one was ever charged (1805) and he was acquitted). (See: Supreme Court)

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The council, which confirms nominees to the state courts, voted 8-0 to approve the appointment of Christopher LoConto as an associate judge of the Fitchburg District Court following a lengthy interview last week where he pledged to try to help people and be a "hands on'' judge.

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