Module 6 Lesson 1


US Marshal - Can perform a wide variety of tasks from prisoner transportation, to judicial and court security.

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.

Case Outcomes

Life term - a sentence in which a person must remain in jail for the rest of his/her life or until parole is available.

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

Circuit - When a judge holds court sessions at several different locations for pre-specified period of times.

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.