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In the United States, the title of *federal judge* usually means a judge
appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United
States Senate pursuant to the Appointments Clause in Article II of the
United States Constitution.

In addition to the Supreme Court of the United States, whose existence and
some aspects of whose jurisdiction are beyond the constitutional power of
Congress to alter, acts of Congress have established 13 courts of appeals
(also called "circuit courts") with appellate jurisdiction over different
regions of the United States, and 94 United States district courts. Every
judge appointed to such a court may be categorized as a federal judge; such
positions include the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme
Court, Circuit Judges of the courts of appeals, and district judges of the
United States district courts. All of these judges described thus far are
referred to


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