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.