UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR REAPPOINTMENT OF
AN INCUMBENT MAGISTRATE JUDGE

 

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Thomas J. Rueter at
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is due to expire on February 21, 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-year term.

The duties of a Magistrate Judge in this court 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:

Kate Barkman, Clerk of Court
2609 United States Courthouse
601 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
ATTN: Human Resources Department
Magistrate Judge Reappointment

Comments must be received by (30 days): Friday, November 17, 2017.

Lawrence F. Stengel
Chief Judge