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Barbara Lynn

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Barbara Lynn
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #7
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   11/22/1999 - Present
Preceded by:   Harold Sanders
Personal History
Born:   1952
Hometown:   Binghamton, NY
Undergraduate:   University of Virginia, B.A., 1973
Law School:   Southern Methodist U., J.D., 1976

Barbara Lynn is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. She joined the court in 1999 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.

Early life and education

Born in Binghampton,New York, Lynn graduated from the University of Virginia with her bachelor's degree in 1973 and later from Southern Methodist University Law School in Dallas with her Juris Doctor degree in 1976.[1]

Professional career

Lynn was a private practice attorney in Texas from 1976 to 1999.[1]

Awards and associations

Lynn was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas of Texas by President Bill Clinton on March 25, 1999 to a seat vacated by Barefoot Sanders as Sanders assumed senior status. Lynn was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 17, 1999 and received commission on November 22, 1999.[1]

Notable cases

Former Dallas Mayor pro-tem corruption case (2010)

     United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (United States, v. Donald W. Hill, et al., 3:07-CR-289-M(01))

Judge Lynn was the presiding judge in the case of former Dallas Mayor Pro-Tempore Don Hill. Hill, and his wife Shiela Farrington Hill were sentenced on February 26, 2010 after being convicted on bribery and money laundering charges. Don Hill was sentenced to eighteen years in prison while his wife was sentenced to nine years in prison. The judge called the actions "a betrayal to our city."[2]

See also

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References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Harold Sanders
Northern District of Texas
1999–Current
Seat #7
Succeeded by:
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