[cryptome] US Legal System: Difference Between Magistrate and District Judges

  • From: douglas rankine <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2016 14:07:59 +0000

District judges are appointed for life by Congress, Magistrate judges are appointed for 8 years on the basis of merit. Magistrate judges cannot try felonies. They try cases in US District courts.
see url: https://www.google.co.uk/#safe=off&q=what+is+a+u.s.+magistrate+judge
and/or url: https://ballotpedia.org/Federal_magistrate_judge
for a paper on the system and powers of a Magistrate Judge.
ATB
Dougie.

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