Magistrate Judges Geraldine Soat Brown and P. Michael Mahoney were each reappointed for an additional eight year term — click here for the Northern District’s press release.* Judge Brown’s reappointment was for her second 8-year term.
Judge Mahoney will serve his fifth 8-year term. He began as a part-time magistrate judge in 1976, and was appointed full-time in 1992. Judge Mahoney is the longest sitting magistrate judge serving in the Seventh Circuit.
* Unlike Article III judges (such as district judges), magistrate judges are appointed to serve for eight year terms.