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Criminal – Guilty Plea – Magistrate Judge – Jurisdiction (access required)

Although the magistrate judge accepted defendant's plea of guilty to threatening the president of the United States, and imposed sentence in defendant's misdemeanor case, with defendant's consent, the magistrate judge erred in later dismissing defendant's motion to vacate his sentence under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 without further consent from defendant. Because the magistrate judge had ...

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