Judge David Morales

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U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

ABA Rating: Well Qualified

Nominated by President Donald Trump

Confirmed 56-41 on April 10, 2019

  • St. Edward’s University B.B.A., 1990

  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, Texas J.D., 1994

  • 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

Democrats who opposed his confirmation:

Baldwin (D-WI), Bennet (D-CO), Blumenthal (D-CT), Brown (D-OH), Cantwell (D-WA), Cardin (D-MD), Carper (D-DE), Casey (D-PA), Coons (D-DE), Cortez Masto (D-NV), Duckworth (D-IL), Durbin (D-IL), Feinstein (D-CA), Gillibrand (D-NY), Hassan (D-NH), Heinrich (D-NM), Hirono (D-HI), King (I-ME), Klobuchar (D-MN), Leahy (D-VT), Markey (D-MA), Menendez (D-NJ), Merkley (D-OR), Murphy (D-CT), Murray (D-WA), Peters (D-MI), Reed (D-RI), Rosen (D-NV), Sanders (I-VT), Schatz (D-HI), Schumer (D-NY), Shaheen (D-NH), Smith (D-MN), Stabenow (D-MI), Tester (D-MT), Udall (D-NM), Van Hollen (D-MD), Warner (D-VA), Warren (D-MA), Whitehouse (D-RI), Wyden (D-OR)

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