Federal Court System
By: Presley Sweet
Federal Court Structure:
Important Federal Positions...
US Attorney - represent the United States federal government in United States district court and United States court of appeals
Magistrate Judge - a judicial officer of the district court
Life Terms - any sentence of imprisonment for a serious crime under which the convicted person is to remain in jail for the rest of his or her life or until paroled
Precedent - authority is a legal case establishing a principle or rule that a court or other judicial body may utilize when deciding subsequent cases
Opinion - inference or conclusion drawn by a witness from facts some of which are known to him and others assumed
Remand - an action taken by an appellate court in which it sends back a case to the trial court or lower appellate court for further action.
Court of Appeals- jurisdiction to hear appeals in specialized cases, such as those involving patent laws and cases decided by the Court of International Trade and the Court of Federal Claims.