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News & Announcements: November, 2017

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The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Charles H. Weigle in Macon, Georgia, is due to expire on October 18, 2018. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new eight (8) year term.

The duties of a magistrate judge position include the following:

(1) Conduct of most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases;
(2) Trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases;
(3) Conduct of various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from a district judge; and
(4) Trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants.

Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court and should be directed to:

David W. Bunt, Clerk
United States District Court
Middle District of Georgia
Post Office Box 128
Macon, GA 31202

Comments must be received by December 29, 2017.

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia is pleased to announce that United States Magistrate M. Stephen Hyles has been reappointed for another 8 year term effective July 1, 2018.  The Court would like to thank the public and members of the bar for submitting comments regarding Judge Hyles' reappointment, and thank the members of the reappointment committee for their time and effort in the reappointment process.