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804 \ Maryland & the Federal Government

U.S. District Courts, commissioners exercised the
same powers and duties of their predecessors but
were compensated according to a uniform fee
schedule. After 1940, commissioners could try all
petty offenses committed on federal property if so
designated by the appointing U.S. District Court
and with written consent of the defendant.
The Federal Magistrates Act of 1968 replaced
the commissioner system with federal magistrates
overseen by the Judicial Conference of the United
States. The act required magistrates to be attorneys.
Magistrates retained all the powers and duties of
commissioners, could try and dispose of minor
criminal offenses, and could be assigned additional
duties to expedite the work of U.S. District Court
judges. Since 1968, the pretrial, civil and criminal
jurisdiction of federal magistrates expanded. On
December 1, 1990, magistrates were designated
U.S. Magistrate Judges.
For Maryland, the U.S. Magistrate Judges are
appointed to eight-year terms by the U.S. District
Court for the District of Maryland.


Scott A. Sewell, U.S. Marshal
for the District of Maryland
William Kammer, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal

Garmatz Federal Courthouse, Room 605
101 West Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 962-2220

Under the U.S. Department of Justice, the United
States Marshals Service is the nation's oldest federal
law enforcement agency. It is responsible for the cus-
tody, care, and transportation of federal offenders;
apprehension of federal criminals who jump bail, vio-
late parole or escape from prison; and protection of
the federal courts, judges, attorneys, and witnesses.
The Service enforces court orders and manages assets
seized or forfeited as a result of their having been
acquired from the profits of certain crimes.
The office of U.S. Marshal was established in each
federal judicial district by the federal Judiciary Act of
1789. As Presidential appointees, Marshals func-
tioned independently within their districts until 1969,
when the U.S. Marshals Service was formed. By 1972,
a headquarters in Washington, DC, supervised budg-
ets and the hiring and training of deputies nationwide.
The federal Marshals Service Act of 1988 further
defined the role of U.S. Marshals.
The U.S. Marshal for each district still is appointed
to a four-year term by the President of the United
States with the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate.

Maryland Manual 1994-1995


Lynne A. Battaglia, U.S. Attorney
for the District of Maryland
Gary P. Jordan, First Assistant U.S. Attorney

Assistant U.S. Attorneys: Larry D. Adams; Kaye A.
Allison; James R. Alsup; Katherine J. Armentrout;
Jane F. Barrett; Ethan L. Bauman; Jamie M.
Bennett; Stuart A. Berman; Judith Bollinger;
Raymond A. Bonner; Thomas M. DiBiagio;
Harvey E. Eisenberg; Maury S. Epner; Juliet A.
Eurich; Joseph L. Evans; Virginia B. Evans;
Douglas B. Farquhar; Kathleen O. Gavin; John V.
Geise; John P. Gephart; Beth P. Gesner; Jefferson
M. Gray; Bonnie S. Greenberg; Lisa M. Griffin;
Brent J. Gurney; William W. Hamel; Robert R.
Harding; Carmina S. Hughes; Philip S. Jackson;
Richard C. Kay; Dale P. Kelberman; Amy LeCocq;
Christine Manuelian; Kathleen McDermott; Joyce
K. McDonald; Christopher B. Mead; Jan P. Miller;
Jane F. Nathan; Roann Nichols; Andrew G. W.
Norman; Ira L. Oring; Jeanette F. Plante; John F.
Purcell; Wayne Rich; Susan M. Ringler; E. Thomas
Roberts; Barbara S. Sale; David Salem; Donna
Sanger; Peter M. Semel; Robert E. Sims; Barbara
S. Skalla; Andrea Smith; Robert Thomas, Jr.;
James G. Warwick; Hollis R. Weisman; Gregory
Welsh; Andrew White; Joseph H. Young; Stephen

Garmatz Federal Courthouse, Room 820
101 West Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 962-2458

The Office of the United States Attorney for the
District of Maryland was established by the federal
Judiciary Act of 1789. Under the U.S. Department
of Justice, the U.S. Attorney and Assistant Attor-
neys are the federal government's principal trial
lawyers. Duties of the U.S. Attorney's Office in-
clude prosecuting all federal criminal cases and rep-
resenting the federal government in civil litigation.
The U.S. Attorney is appointed to a four-year
term by the President of the United States with the
advice and consent of the U.S. Senate. The U.S.
Attorney serves at the pleasure of the President.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys are appointed by the U.S.
Attorney General for indefinite terms.


James K. Bredar, Federal Public Defender
for the District of Maryland
Larry A. Nathans, Chief Assistant Federal Public Defender

Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defenders: Joseph
A. Balter; Shirley M. Watts.

Assistant Federal Public Defenders: Denise Barrett;
Susan M. Bauer; Michael T. Citaramanis; Donna
D'Alessio; Beth M. Farber; Mary French; Kathryn


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