April 27, 2011
To pull only opinions from magistrate judges, you can use the judge field restrictor to specify only magistrate judges: ju(magistrate).
If you are looking for only a certain type of document from a magistrate judge (for example, only reports and recommendations) you can further limit your search with: “”report and recommendation”” +50 ju(magistrate).
Note that the search may be worth running in ALLFEDS, rather than simply in DCT, as many Court of Appeals decisions attach magistrate judge recommendations at the end of their opinions.
(Provided by West Reference Attorneys)