The oldest federal court in Texas now has one of the state’s newest federal judges.

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James Lippert

Glad to have Judge Brown aboard! There is much work to be done in Galveston and the Southern District. Glad to have someone of Judge Brown's caliber to take on the task. Very glad to have the days of notorious former District Judge Samuel Kent behind us all.

Ron Shelby

GDN needed to mention what happened to the previous judge.

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John Wayne Ferguson

Hi Ron, Judge Hanks will still be a judge in Houston. One of the other effects of the number of appointments being made is that judges won't have to split time between multiple courts, like Hanks was doing before Brown's appointment.

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