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Name Morales, David Steven
City Austin
State TX
Role(s) Attorney
Judge : Federal, Article III
Race Latino
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on May 16, 2019:

Born 1968 in Edinburg, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on May 16, 2019:

Born 1968 in Edinburg, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on January 23, 2019, to a seat vacated by Janis Graham Jack. Confirmed by the Senate on April 10, 2019, and received commission on April 25, 2019.

Education:
St. Edward`s University, B.B.A., 1990
St. Mary`s University School of Law, Texas, J.D., 1994

Professional Career:

Office of the Attorney General, State of Texas, 1994-2011
     Law clerk, General Litigation Division, 1994
     Assistant attorney general, General Litigation Division, 1994-2004
     Associate deputy attorney general for litigation and chief ethics officer, 2004-2007
     Deputy attorney general for civil litigation, 2007-2010
     Deputy first assistant attorney general, 2010-2011
General counsel, Office of the Governor, State of Texas, 2011-2014
Deputy general counsel, University of Texas System Board of Regents, 2014-2016
Private practice, Austin, Texas, 2016-2019

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, April 12, 2018; no Senate vote


compress summary

Case(s) CJ-TX-0007 : Meza v. Livingston
ID-TX-0002 : U.S. v. Texas (DOJ CRIPA lawsuit involving many State Schools)
JI-TX-0003 : M.P. v. Texas Youth Commission
PB-TX-0003 : Steward v. Perry

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