Tuesday, August 11, 2009
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — The search is on for a candidate for one of the most scenic jobs in American law: magistrate judge for the United States District Court in Yosemite National Park, home not only to towering sequoias but also to a tiny federal courthouse where park justice is doled out 52 weeks a year.
“It’s the Garden of Eden,” said Larry M. Boyle, a magistrate judge from Idaho who filled in at the park for two weeks this summer. “But the law is the same as in San Francisco or Boise or Manhattan."
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