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Magistrate judge up for reappointment

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The term of Magistrate Judge Paul R. Cherry of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana will expire this year and the District Court is seeking comment on whether the magistrate judge should be reappointed.

Law requires the District Court to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of a magistrate judge to a new eight-year term. Magistrate Judge Cherry’s term is set to expire Sept. 30, 2011. He was originally appointed Oct. 1, 2003.

Members of the bar and the public are invited to comment as to whether the magistrate judge should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court. Comments should be directed to Stephen R. Ludwig, Clerk, United States District Court, Northern Indiana, 102 Robert A. Grant Courthouse, 204 S. Main St., South Bend, IN 46601. Comments must be received by Feb. 25.

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