Module 6 Lesson 1
US Attorney - A presidentially appointed attorney that represents the US in court.
Magistrate Judge - A judicial officer of a district court who conducts initial case proceedings.
Precedent - an event that is regarded as an example or guide for similar circumstances.
Remand - To place a defendant on bail or in custody.
Opinion - a concurring opinion written by multiple judges of a court.
Types of court & jurisdiction
Appellate jurisdiction - the power of the court to review decisions and change outcomes of decisions of lower court.
Original jurisdiction - a courts power to hear and decide a case before any appellate review.
District courts - a state of federal trial in courts.
Court of appeals - a court to which appeals are taken in a federal circuit or a state.