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Title: FEDERAL MAGISTRATES ACT OF 1979, S 237 (HEARING BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON IMPROVEMENTS IN JUDICIAL MACHINERY, 96TH CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION, MARCH 30, 1979)
Corporate Author: US Congress
Senate Subcommittee on Improvements in Judicial Machinery
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 134
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Congress
Washington, DC 20510
Publication Number: N 96-4
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Legislative/Regulatory Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY ON LEGISLATION THAT WOULD EXPAND THE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JURISDICTION OF FEDERAL MAGISTRATES IS RECORDED.
Abstract: THE TESTIMONY CONCERNS THE MAGISTRATES ACT OF 1979, PART OF A LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE DESIGNED TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO THE FEDERAL COURTS. THE ACT WOULD ALLOW CIVIL CASES AND MINOR CRIMINAL CASES TO BE TRIED BEFORE A MAGISTRATE, WITH THE CONSENT OF THE PARTIES INVOLVED. TESTIMONY IS PRESENTED BY DISTRICT COURT JUDGES, MAGISTRATES, LAW PROFESSORS, A STATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, AND OTHER WITNESSES, WHO ASSESS THE STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF THE BILL. SOME OF THE WITNESSES ALSO EXPRESS VIEWS ON ANOTHER COMPONENT OF THE LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE WHICH WOULD ENABLE FEDERAL COURT JUDGES TO REQUIRE LITIGANTS TO SUBMIT THEIR CASES TO OUT-OF-COURT ARBITRATION. IN ADDITION TO THE RECORD OF TESTIMONY, THE REPORT ALSO INCLUDES A COPY OF THE MAGISTRATES ACT AND AN EVALUATION OF A PILOT ARBITRATION PROJECT. TABULAR DATA ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Arbitration; Federal courts; Jurisdiction; Legislation; Magistrates; Testimony
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