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Medina v. Williams.

2021 CO 24. No. 20SA201. Magistrates—Habeas Corpus.

April 19, 2021


In this direct appeal, appellant sought review of the dismissal of his habeas corpus petition by a district court magistrate. Because a district court magistrate is authorized to rule on a habeas corpus petition only when the parties consent to proceeding before the magistrate and appellant did not so consent here, the Supreme Court concluded that the dismissal order was entered without authority. Accordingly, the Court reversed that order and remanded the case to for further proceedings before a district court judge.

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