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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
INCUMBENT FULL TIME MAGISTRATE JUDGE
The current term of office of full time United States Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston is due to expire on December 30, 2017. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new eight-year term.
The duties of the magistrate judge position include the following: (1) conduct of most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; (3) conduct of various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from the judges of the district court; (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants; and (5) hearing of habeas corpus prisoner petitions and Social Security cases.
Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the Court and should be directed to panel chair, Kirk Sherriff, via email at: Thurston.firstname.lastname@example.org via the link below, which is submitted directly to the panel chair:
Comments must be received no later than May 31, 2017.
DATED: April 17, 2017