The Federal Court System
US Attorney: US Attorneys look into court charges and present the information.
Magistrate Judge: Magistrate Judges decide whether or not a case should go to trial and whether accused people should be held in jail or released on bail.
Life Terms: Judges can serve for as long as they want
Precedent: A model that other judges follow to make decisions in court
Remand: Sending a case to a lower court for another trial
Opinion: This shows the legal thinking behind a courts's decision
Court of Appeals: A federal court that looks over decisions made in district courts
Original Jurisdiction: The authority to hear a case for the first time