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The Role,Design and Growing Importance of United States Magistrate Judges

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ISBN13: 9780773464452
ISBN: 077346445X
Published: June 2006
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



This work provides the foundation for the study of United States Magistrate Judges and an examination of their behavior. The results presented in this work make a theoretical contribution to the literature supported by both qualitatively and quantitatively examining the roles and decisions of United States Magistrate Judges. At the most fundamental level, this work shows that Magistrate Judges should no longer be overlooked in the public law literature and calls for more research on these, and other overlooked players in the judiciary.

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Contents:
Preface, Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Foundation of Public Law; 2. Magistrate Evolution, Data and Methodology; 3. The Roles of the Magistrate Judges; 4. An Examination of Magistrate Judge Decision-Making; 5. A Comparison of Decision-Making in the Federal District Courts; 6. Findings, Limitations and Future Research; Appendices; References; List of Illustrations