United States Magistrate Judge H. Bruce Guyton’s current term of office at Knoxville is due to expire on June 24, 2019. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the magistrate judge’s reappointment to a new eight-year term.
The magistrate judge’s duties in this court include presiding over the following: (1) most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; (3) 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. Comments should be directed to Clerk of Court, Howard H. Baker, Jr. U.S. Courthouse, 800 Market Street, Suite 130, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902.
Comments must be received by December 14, 2018.
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