Per the U.S. Constitution, the members of the federal judiciary are nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate. Federal Judicial nominees are traditionally recommended by members of the Senate, though sometimes the House of Representatives. Usually, House recommendations come from members of the President’s own party, while Senate recommendations can be bipartisan. Additionally, the Department of Justice, sitting Judges and Justices, and the FBI can recommend nominees to the President. Rarely, nominees can recommend themselves.