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1st Latina Named to Top Texas Court; Other Hispanics May Soon Be Fed’l Judges

Posted Oct 8, 2009 4:25 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Following the historic appointment today of a Latina to a seat on the Texas Supreme Court, more Hispanics may soon be named to the state's federal bench.

A list made public today by the state's Democratic delegation to Congress includes four, although no official candidates for the federal bench have yet been named by the Obama administration, reports the Texas on the Potomac blog of the Houston Chronicle.

Eva Guzman, who presently sits on the Texas Court of Appeals in Houston, was named to a vacant seat on the state's top court today by Gov. Rick Perry, the Chronicle reports in another article.

Born in Chicago to Mexican immigrants, she grew up in Houston and graduated from South Texas College of Law. She practiced family and civil law for a decade before taking the bench as a Harris County Family Court judge in 1999.

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