Robert Pitman, a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western district of Texas, is the nominee for the Western district which spans from Austin to El Paso. He is a graduate of the UT School of Law and an adjunct law and Plan II professor.
A federal judge has ruled that prison officials can forcibly medicate the Tucson shooting rampage suspect with anti-psychotic drugs. Elsewhere, the Rhode Island Senate has approved a bill that would allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry urged the U.S. attorney general to take action Wednesday against Americans who plan to take part in a pro-Palestinian protest by sailing to the Gaza Strip to challenge an Israeli naval blockade.
Much of Texas will have to go without the rockets’ red glare to illuminate the stars and stripes this Fourth of July because the sale and personal use of fireworks are banned in Travis and surrounding counties after dry conditions have increased the risk of wildfires.