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Sunday, May 19, 2024

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Hon. Michael McShane, Chief Judge

Melissa Aubin, Clerk of Court

Consenting to the Jurisdiction of a U.S. Magistrate Judge

Pursuant to Standing Order 06-mc-9130, the United States has consented to U.S. Magistrate Judge jurisdiction in Social Security cases (see Standing Order for details). Effective April 2, 2024, pursuant to Standing Order 2024-1, registered users of CM/ECF that are representing plaintiffs in those cases will be required to make the determination regarding consent during the filing of the complaint in social security appeals via a screen displayed during filing. Because the United States has already consented to jurisdiction by a U.S. Magistrate Judge in social security appeals, consent on the part of the plaintiff constitutes full consent in the case, and the case will be randomly assigned to a U.S. Magistrate Judge. If the plaintiff does not consent, the case will be randomly assigned to a U.S. District Judge. Cases filed by plaintiffs who are not represented will be randomly assigned to a U.S. District Judge.