The Judges of the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky have reappointed Colin H. Lindsay to another eight-year term as a United States Magistrate Judge, effective December 30, 2022. This action supports the unanimous recommendation to the court from a merit selection panel comprised of attorneys and lay persons from within the Western District, following the statutorily required public notice and comment period.
As a United States Magistrate Judge, Judge Lindsay conducts initial proceedings in criminal cases, manages pretrial matters in civil and criminal cases, conducts pretrial conferences and settlement conferences, conducts Social Security appeals and prisoner litigation, presides over misdemeanor trials, and presides over civil trials with the consent of litigants. He also presides over Veteran’s Treatment Court, an innovative specialty court designed for criminal defendants who are Veterans and suffer from substance use disorders or mental health challenges.
Judge Lindsay was first appointed to be a United States Magistrate Judge by the court for an eight-year term that commenced on December 31, 2014.
IN THE MATTER OF THE REAPPOINTMENT OF COLIN H. LINDSAY AS UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY