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Owen, Priscilla (nee Richman)

Born: 1954 AD
Currently alive, at 60 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Jurist


1954 - Born on October 4th in Palacios, Texas.

1975 - Received her B.A. from Baylor University.

1977 - Earned her J.D. from Baylor University School of Law.

1994 - Enron's political action committee gave Owen $8,600 for her successful Supreme Court bid.

1995 - She was the associate justice of the Supreme Court of Texas.

1996 - Owen wrote the majority opinion that reversed a lower court order and reduced Enron's school taxes by $15 million.

2003 - The Senate rejected (52-45) a second cloture motion on Owen's nomination. (60 votes are required to invoke cloture and end debate on the nomination).

2005 - Nominated by George W. Bush on February 14th, to a seat vacated by William L. Garwood.

         - Appointed judge on the United Stated Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

         - Confirmed by the Senate on May 25th, and received commission.


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