Federal Court Jury Law and Legal Definition

A federal court jury is a jury for federal cases being heard for the first time on the federal level. It is a group of persons responsible for making a legally binding decision in a federal court case. The U.S. judicial system has two main court systems: federal and state. Some cases can be exclusively heard in federal court, while others can be heard in either federal or state court. Cases arising from federal questions are heard in federal courts. When a case is heard in federal court, the federal court jury will take evidence and render decision by applying law to the facts of the case.

The federal court jurors are selected from the list of acceptable jurors within the state where the federal court is located. To become eligible to qualify as a juror, the person must not be below the age of 18 and must not be convicted for felony. The jurors will be interviewed before being appointed to the federal court jury to ensure they can be fair and impartial and to ensure they can apply the law.