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05/06/15 The Honorable David R. Jones was appointed Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Texas effective May 6, 2015
04/22/15 Judge George C. Hanks, Jr. Appointed United States District Judge, Galveston and Victoria Divisions
04/16/15 Judge Alfred H. Bennett Appointed United States District Judge, Houston Division
02/03/14 District Court Local Rules Amended - Effective January 31, 2014
06/19/08 Warning: Parties must redact protected information from transcripts and other civil, criminal, and bankruptcy papers
04/23/08 Under Judicial Conference Policy, effective May 15, 2008, parties will be responsible for redacting from transcripts filed with the Court, information protected by the E-Government Act of 2002, Fed. R. Civ. P. 5.2(a), and Fed. R. Crim. P. 49.1(a)
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Protecting Personal Privacy in Public Case Files:
General Order 2004-11
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General Order 1991-26
Jurisdiction of Magistrate Judges: General Order 2002-13 CJA Appointment Information
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