United States Magistrates in the Federal Courts: Subordinate Judges


This volume offers a comprehensive examination of the role of U.S. magistrates--the relatively invisible subordinate judicial officers within the federal district courts. The study is unique in its use of an observation methodology: the author was able to study U.S. magistrates during all of their daily activities and observe their interactions with other actors in the federal judiciary. Particularly valuable are its insights into such functions are pretrial conferences, meetings with litigants, and other situations normally beyond the purview of scholars and the public.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1990


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