The Judicial System
Module 6 Lesson 1 Mastery Assignment
Court of Appeals is the level above District Courts; it reviews decisions made in the District Courts. This has Appellate Jurisdiction, or the authority to hear a case appealed from a lower court.
Justice Department Positions
US Attorneys are government lawyers who prosecute people accused of breaking Federal Laws.
US Marshalls make arrests, collect fines, and take convicted people to prison.
Commonly Used Vocabulary
Remand- sending the case back to the lower court to be tried again
Life Terms- when someone can hold office for as long as they would like
Precedent- model in other judges to follow in making their own decisions on similar cases
Opinion- explains the legal thinking behind the court's decision in the case