Two U.S. magistrate judges will see second 8-year terms hearing Idaho cases on the federal bench.
Chief Magistrate Judge Ronald Bush and Magistrate Judge Candy Dale will begin their second terms in September and March respectively, according to a news release.
The judges were reappointed via a merit review panel, which involved public input and review of their judicial work thus far. Both Bush and Dale were given a unanimous recommendation for reappointment, according to the release.
Both judges —who hold their chambers in Boise, but also oversee court in Coeur d’Alene, Pocatello and Moscow — began their terms in 2008 and will serve until 2022, according to the release.
Magistrate judges preside over many civil cases, misdemeanor cases and preliminary proceedings for felony criminal cases. They also manage the court during grand jury trials and perform other duties.