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Subject: Federal Magistrate Judge... Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2007 18:06:06 -0500 From: edj <edj@...> To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
I was wondering if anyone could give me some insite. Is it true that magistrate judges have no seal as required by law making thier warants, orders etc. uninforcible and void? I have been researching this and would like your opinion on the USC section I am refering to below. If he has no seal his orders are void. I can find no evidence he has a docket or a seal. Thank you, Ed J.
TITLE 28--JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
PART III--COURT OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
CHAPTER 43--UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGES
Sec. 638. Dockets and forms; United States Code; seals
(a) The Director shall furnish to United States magistrate judges
adequate docket books and forms prescribed by the Director. The Director shall also furnish to each such officer a copy of the current edition of the United States Code.
(b) All property furnished to any such officer shall remain the
property of the United States and, upon the termination of his term of
office, shall be transmitted to his successor in office or otherwise
disposed of as the Director orders.
(c) The Director shall furnish to each United States magistrate
judge appointed under this chapter an official impression seal in a form prescribed by the conference. Each such officer shall affix his seal to every jurat or certificate of his official acts without fee.