Federal Courts System
Module 6 Lesson 1 Mastery Assessignment
Courts of Appeals: Reviews decisions made in the district courts. Next level up in the Federal Courts System
Courts of Appeal has Appellate Jurisdiction, and is on a Circuit.
Appellate Jurisdiction: the right to hear cases appealed form the lower district courts.
Circuit: is the geographic area of the 12 U.S. Courts of Appeals.
Thirteenth Appeals Court: is the court of appeals in the Federal Ciruit, has nationwide jurisdictions. Next level up in the federal court system
They have the right to Remand cases.
Remand: send cases back to the lower courts to be tried once more
This is a model for other judges to follow when they are making their own decision regarding similar cases.
This explains the legal thinking behind the ruling in a court case
Some holding office for as long as they like