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Owen, Priscilla

Born: 1954 AD
Currently alive, at 61 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.