There is a new federal magistrate in Portland.
In Maine, the magistrate judge in Portland is the person who handles the Social Security appeals in U.S. District Court. For the past twenty years the magistrate has been Judge David Cohen, and one couldn’t have asked for a fairer hearing of a Social Security appeal.
The new magistrate is John H. Rich III, and I must say I am very pleased about his appointment. He is an excellent choice for that important position.