The Federal Court System
By Katherine Laws
The purpose of the federal court system is to provide equal and fair justice to all American citizens!
BUT HOW IS THAT OBTAINED?? through....
When a case first occurs, it is held in the district court. The guilty is put to trial against a U.S. Attorney, while that particular district court has original jurisdiction. During the trial, order is held in the court by the U.S. Marshall. Based on a precedent, the judge releases an opinion and makes a final ruling on the case once it has been presented. The Magistrate Judge will decide the fate of the accused. If the accused is found guilty, they may be referred to a Court of Appeals based on their circuit. This court has Appellate Jurisdiction and hears the trial again. Large cases may make it to the Supreme Court, in which justices serve life terms.
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