Review of the Federal Court System
Module 6 Lesson 1 Mastery Assignment by Marie Johnson
Fun Fact About Judges
Some of Our Supreme Court Justices:
He is the nation's Chief Justice.
She is the nation's first Hispanic Justice.
She is the nation's fourth female Justice. The picture shows President Obama and Vice President Biden congratulating her on her nomination for Supreme Court Justice.
These judges are in charge of determining whether accused people should held in jail or released on bail as well whether the case should go to trial after hearing preliminary evident. Each district court has a magistrate judge to do much of the judge's routine work.
A U.S. attorney is a government lawyer who prosecuted people accused of breaking federal laws. They look into charges and present the evidence in court. Additionally, they represent the United States in civil cases involving the government due to their offices being a part of the Department of Justice. Each federal judicial district has one.
Marshals make arrests, collect fines, and take convicted people to prison. They also protect jurors, keep order in the court, and serve subpoenas ordering people to appear in court. Each federal judicial district has one. There are many qualifications to being a U.S. Marshal. Some key ones are as follows:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be between ages 21 and 36
- Successfully complete a background check
- Be in excellent physical condition