United States Magistrates in the Federal Courts: Subordinate Judges

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Index
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, 15, 34, 38, 125, 142, 156, 185-86
Arrest warrant, 67-68
Article III judges, 4-5, 173-74,177. See also Federal judges; Constitutionality of magistrates' authority
Assistant U.S. Attorneys, 30, 46-47, 68. See also Roles of magistrates; Selection of magistrates
Bail, 25-26, 69, 101, 166-67
Bail Reform Act of 1984, 25-26, 166-67
Bankruptcy Act of 1978, 24
Bankruptcy judges, 24, 46, 75, 126, 168
Baum, Lawrence151
Biographical data, 45-46, 58n.32
Blumberg, Abraham, 162
Bureaucratization of courts, 4-5, 174. See also Routinized decision making
Burger, Warren, 19, 27n.22,183, 185
Cahill, William, 18
Carp, Robert154, 189n.13
Carter administration, 22, 31-33, 37, 54, 155. See also Selection of magistrates
Case settlement, 89-93, 99-102, 130, 136, 164. See also Magistrates; Roles of magistrates
Chief district judges, 36-38, 40-45, 70, 80, 107, 134, 139. See also Roles of magistrates; Selection of magistrates; Task assignment
Civil litigation, 21-22, 89-93, 99-101, 151-53
Civil rights cases, 108, 110, 163-64. See also Prisoners' cases
Civil trials: magistrates' authority by consent of litigants, 22-25, 75-76, 84-89, 94n.7, 102-04, 178-40, 189n.13; designation for trial authority, 69-70, 72-73, 82, 105-06. See also Congress; Magistrates; Roles of magistrates
Clerk of court, 46, 84-85
Coercion of litigants. See Federal judges; Latent functions
Cole, George, 153
Commissioners, U.S., 15-17, 116-17, 150
Communication between judicial actors. See Federal judges; Magistrates Congress: creation of magistrates, 15-19, 22-25, 29, 31-32, 117, 187; Judiciary Committee, House, 15-16, 24, 37; Judiciary Committee, Senate, 151-16; opposition to Magistrates Acts, 18, 23, 178, 180-81. See also Civil trials; Constitutionality of magistrates' authority; Magistrates; Magistrates Act; Roles of magistrates; Selection of magistrates
Constitutionality of magistrates' authority, 19, 22-25, 32, 62, 178, 182-83. See also Article III judges; Congress; Pacemaker Diagnostic Clinic v. Instromedix Inc.
Cooley, John, 65
Court reform, 3, 4-5, 173
Courts of Appeals, U.S., 19, 22-23, 25, 32, 70, 110
Criminal defendants, 67-69, 101, 164
Dahl, Robert, 149
Decision making.See Bureaucratization; Magistrates; Routinized decision making
DeCosta v. Columbia Broadcasting System, 22, 140-141
District judges. See Federal judges
Dysfunctional consequences, 147, 168- 69. See also Latent functions
Easton, David, 149-50
Eisenhower, Dwight, 17
Federal Bar Association, 185
Federal court caseload, 3, 16-17, 19, 45, 150

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