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Name Sparks, Sam
City Austin
State TX
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Sparks, Sam
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Sparks, Sam
Born 1939 in Austin, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on October 1, 1991, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on November 21, 1991, and received commission on November 25, 1991.

Education:
University of Texas, B.A., 1961
University of Texas School of Law, LL.B., 1963

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Homer Thornberry, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1964-1965
Private practice, El Paso, Texas, 1965-1991

compress summary

Case(s) CJ-TX-0006 : Graham v. Owens
ED-TX-0002 : Hopwood v. Texas
ID-TX-0002 : U.S. v. Texas (DOJ CRIPA lawsuit involving many State Schools)
IM-TX-0005 : In re Hutto Family Detention Center
IM-TX-0041 : Grassroots Leadership v. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
IM-TX-0044 : Texas v. Travis County
PB-TX-0002 : Travis v. Hawkins
PB-TX-0008 : McNosky v. Perry
PB-TX-0013 : Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas v. Smith

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