how federal court system works

By: Ellen Straughan

how federal court system works

US Marshall-make arrest collect fines

US Attorney-look into charges and present evidence in courts

Magistrate judge-decide whether accused people should be in jail or on bail

Life Terms-how long a judge serves

Precedent-earlier event used as an example

Remand-place on bail or custody

Circuit-established itinerary of events

Appellate Jurisdiction-power of court to review and change rulings

Original Jurisdiction-power to hear and review case before appellate

District Courts-trials are held and law suits and begun

Courts Of Appeal-review decisions made in lower courts