Federal Court System
Come learn about the Federal Court System
Court of Appeals
- This is known as an appellate jurisdiction, which gives the authority to hear a case appealed from the lower court.
The Thirteen Appeals Court: It is the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit with nation wide jurisdiction. So imagine it as the outside of a peach. It is a bigger Court of Appeals. Where as the Court of Appeals is the core, or smaller, part of the peach.
A judge will remand, or send it back to the lower court system a case if he feels like he can do nothing with it.
They get to decide whether the accused people should be held in jail or released on bail. They do the judge's routine work and hear preliminary evidence to determine whether the case should go on trial.
A government lawyer who prosecutes people accused of breaking federal laws.
Makes arrest, collects fines, takes convicted people to prison. also, protects jurors, keeps order in the court, and serves subpoenas. U.S. Marshals are like the cops around the cities, or the sheriffs.
About the Judges
Not all judges are required to do this but some are. The Supreme Court is required to serve as a member of the Supreme Court for a life term. A life term is where someone can hold office for as long as they would like. once appointed their position the only way to be brought out of it is impeachment.