The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Stephen B. Jackson at Davenport is due to expire on February 1, 2023. 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:
- conduct of most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases;
- trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases;
- conduct of various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from a district judge; and
- 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 electronically submitted to MJreappointment@iasd.uscourts.gov, or mailed to Clerk of Court, 123 East Walnut, Ste. 300, Des Moines, IA 50309. Comment must be received by July 15, 2022.