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ROELL v. WITHROW, 02-69

Under the expanded power of magistrate judges authorized by the Federal Magistrate Act of 1979, consent to a magistrate judge's designation can be inferred from a party's conduct during litigation, such as through a general appearance before a magistrate after having been told of the right to appear before a district judge.

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  • Decided 04/29/2003
  • Published 04/29/2003

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