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The Constitutionality of New Contempt Powers for Federal Magistrate-Judges


Mark Kende


Drake University Law School

March 31, 2002

Hastings L.J., Vol. 53, p. 567, 2002

Abstract:     
U.S. magistrate-judges have obtained increasing responsibilities in the federal judiciary. The Federal Courts Improvement Act of 2000 gave magistrate-judges certain kinds of contempt powers that are more often associated with Article III federal judges. This paper analyzes these contempt powers and shows that at least one part of the Act may be unconstitutional.

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Keywords: magistrates, courts, U.S. Constitution, Article III, contempt

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Date posted: January 24, 2010  

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Kende, Mark, The Constitutionality of New Contempt Powers for Federal Magistrate-Judges (March 31, 2002). Hastings L.J., Vol. 53, p. 567, 2002. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1540695

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Mark Kende (Contact Author)
Drake University Law School ( email )
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Des Moines, IA 50311
United States
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