72.1 Duties of Magistrate Judge

Any magistrate judge is authorized to exercise all the powers and perform all duties conferred upon magistrate judges by United States Code, Title 28, Sections 636(a), (b), and (g), and to exercise the powers enumerated in Rule 4 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Proceedings, and Rules 8 and 10 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 and 2255 Proceedings.

Any magistrate judge is designated to (a) hear and determine all pretrial matters authorized by 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A) and all post-judgment collection proceedings under the authority of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(3), (b) to review all matters relating to persons failing to appear on a summons for jury service under the authority of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(3) and, if necessary, to conduct any hearing in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1866(g), and (c) to hear and submit proposed findings of fact and recommendations for the disposition of motions to dismiss and/or for summary judgment in pro se plaintiff civil cases.

(Second paragraph added 1/1/00; amended 12/1/09, 12/1/11)