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United States Marshal Service
Sidewinder posted a topic in FactionsUnited States Marshal Service The various offices of appointed U.S. Marshals and serving Deputy Marshals were created by the first United States Congress with the Judiciary Act of 1789; this piece of legislation established the Federal judicial system. The Marshals were given extensive authority to support the federal courts within their judicial districts and to carry out all lawful orders issued by judges, Congress, or the President. As a balance to this broad grant of authority, Congress imposed a time limit on the tenure of Marshals, the only office created by the Judiciary Act with an automatic expiration. Marshals were limited to four-year, renewable terms, serving at the pleasure of the President of the United States of America. Until the mid-20th century, the Marshals hired their Deputies, often firing the Deputies who had worked for the previous Marshal. Thus, the limitation on the Marshal's term of office frequently extended to the Deputies as well. Their primary function was to support the federal courts. The Marshals and their Deputies served the subpoenas, summonses, writs, warrants and other processes issued by the courts made all the arrests, and handled all the prisoners. They also disbursed the money. The Marshals paid the fees and expenses of the court clerks, U.S. Attorneys, jurors, and witnesses. They rented the courtrooms and jail space and hired the bailiffs, criers, and janitors. In effect, they ensured that the courts functioned smoothly. The Marshals took care of the details, thereby freeing the judges and attorneys to concentrate on the cases before them. They made sure the water pitchers were filled, the prisoners were present, the jurors were available and the witnesses were on time. This History of the Marshal Service in Lannahechee The United States Marshal Service arrived during the early days of the founding of Lannahechee (after the Louisiana Purchase) and deployed to oversee the development of the local law enforcement agencies. It was their duty to ensure the proper standard of law being upheld in such sprawling territories, teaching the locals who were typically farmers or cattlemen how to be proper lawmen. Ensuring that they were upholding the law to federal standards; such as not torturing people, ensuring basic rights to them, and instilling innocence until proven guilty. (Indian Reservations 1883) The Marshals also oversaw the criminal matters & investigations between the several Native populations around the United States and the spreading American population; at the time these relations were quite heated, considering conflicts with the natives did not cease until the early 1900s. Several were tribes located in the State of Lannahechee at its inception, the Marshal Service's position had become even more vital than it had been before. The local growing populations relied upon the regional US Marshal to serve as a diplomatic ambassador for the US Government between the Native and American populations; serving in the absence of the United States Army in some regions. (Regional Jurisdiction map for the US Marshals Service for Lannahechee & New Austin. Made by @WirelessMind) The two judicial districts the Marshal Service operates in within Lannahechee are the Eastern and Western sides of the State. The third jurisdiction is New Austin, not within state jurisdiction; however still federal territory. Their two headquarters are based out of Blackwater at the State Courthouse and the Lannahechee Supreme Courthouse in Saint-Denis. In the bounds of New Austin, the Marshals are the top federal law enforcement authority, working closely with the United States Army & New Austin Rangers. (Credits to Shift & War Machine)
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