Mod. 6 Lesson 1 Mastery Assignment
By: Nina Owens
Levels of the Court System
The Court of Appeals is the next highest court. This is where decisions made in the District Court are reviewed. They have Appellate Jurisdiction which is the authority to hear a case appealed from a lower court.
Terms to know about the Court System
Life Terms are when someone can hold office for as long as they would like.
Precedent is a model for other judges to follow in making their own decisions on similar cases.
An opinion is explaining the legal thinking behind the court's decision in the case.
A remand is sending the case back to the lower court to be tried again.
A circuit is a geographic area of a us court of appeals.
Decide whether accused people should be held in jail or released on bail. They also do judges routine work and hear preliminary evidence to determine whether the case should go to trial.
Government lawyers who prosecute people accused of breaking federal laws.
Makes arrests, collect fines, take those convicted to prison, protect jours keeps order in the court, and serves subpoenas.