Federal Court System
The organization and processes of the US Justice System
Lower Level Courts
Once the trial has been reviewed, the presiding Judge will rule in one of three ways: uphold the original ruling, reverse the original ruling, or send the case back to the district court to be tried again (called a remand).
Final Decisions and Supreme Courts
If a case does get appealed to the Supreme Court, it will be ruled on by the 9 Supreme Court Justices. These justices serve for life terms, which means they can serve as long as they like.
Additional Information on the Court System
Each federal district also has a supervising US Marshall. Their duties include collecting fines, making arrests, and taking people convicted of crimes to prison. They also work to protect jurors and keep order in the court. The process of becoming a US Marshall involves strenuous physical training and having a successful background check among other things.