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The court system in the United States consisting of one system of state and local courts and another system of federal courts.

However, it is important to note that there is

a separate judicial system for each of the states 

(50 separate state systems)

and a separate federal system.

n  There are 94 U.S. District Courts in the U.S. with at least one in every state.

n  They are courts of original jurisdiction for all major violations of federal criminal law.

n  The President nominates district court judges and they are approved by the Senate – usually, they serve for life terms.

n  They handle both civil and criminal cases plus prisoner petitions.

n  There is one U.S. Attorney per district court who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate (they serve at the pleasure of the President).

n  District court judges are assisted by

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