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FEDERAL COURTS LAW REVIEW -- 1999 Fed. Cts. L. Rev. 4

A HISTORY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE OFFICE OF UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER AND MAGISTRATE JUDGE SYSTEM(1)

By Hon. Leslie G. Foschio

Abstract

[a.1] The author reviews the origins of the present federal magistrate judge system, and the historical development of the predecessor commissioner system's evolution into the present system. In addition, the author presents historical information on persons who have served as judicial officers in the system, and presents stories of some unique and memorable cases which these judicial officers have handled.

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