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magistrate

1. a public officer concerned with the administration of law
2. another name for justice of the peace
3. NZ the former name for district court judge
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A federal magistrate recommended that summary judgment be entered for the defendants and the inmate filed objections.
After reading the charges, Federal Magistrate Judge W.
Based in part on the results of the thermal scan, a federal magistrate issued a warrant to search Kyllo's home.
FBI spokesman Matt McLaughlin said he was expected to appear before a federal magistrate.
1) a Federal magistrate judge orders the person to be removed to the United States to be present at a detention hearing held pursuant to [18 U.
Attorney Robert Stickney asked a federal magistrate to drop the charges.
At one point, the group was hit with sanctions by a federal magistrate over its reluctance to comply.
34) Three years later, Congress passed the Federal Magistrate Act of 1979, which authorized magistrates, upon written consent of the parties, to conduct civil trials and to enter final judgments.
Instead, they can expect to pay a fine or appear before a federal magistrate who will be asked to give them the maximum penalty, which for most misdemeanor offenses can be a fine of up to $500 and / or six months in jail.
After looking into exactly who had jurisdiction over the crimes, the BIA eventually decided that the woman could file a complaint with the federal magistrate in Flagstaff, almost 200 dusty miles from her home.
A federal magistrate judge in Tennessee told Chevron yesterday that he would sharply limit any further discovery of a scientific consultant for the Amazonian communities suing for the clean-up of what is believed to be the world's worst oil-related disaster, according to court papers in the case.

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