United States Fifth Circuit

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US v. JOHNSTON, 99-20810

The consensual delegation of 28 USC 2255 motions to magistrate judges violates Article III of the Constitution.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/13/2001
  • Published 07/13/2001


  • DeMOSS, Circuit Judge:, Before HIGGINBOTHAM and DeMOSS, Circuit Judges, and FISH, District Judge.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Edward John Johnston, III, El Paso, TX, pro se.

  • For Appellees:
  • James Lee Turner, Asst. U.S. Atty., Houston, TX, for Plaintiff-Appellee.