Judge Lynn Hughes, Southern Texas U.S. District Court

Judge Lynn Hughes

Southern Texas U.S. District Court

Lynn Nettleton Hughes was born in September 1941 in Houston, Texas. He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and a Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law. He engaged in private practice.

He was a judge on the 165th judicial district for the State of Texas and later a judge for the 189th judicial district. He was an adjunct professor at South Texas School of Law and later at the University of Texas School of Law.

He earned a Master of Laws from the University of Virginia School of Law. 

Hughes was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. He was confirmed by the Senate and received his commission in December 1985.

In the News…

Federal Judge Lynn Hughes threw out a lawsuit from more than 100 hospital workers who sued their employer over a mandate that they receive the COVID-19 vaccine. He said Houston Methodist Hospital’s vaccination mandate did not violate the rights of the 117 workers who filed the suit.

Judge Hughes said the employees’ argument that the vaccines are “experimental and dangerous” is “false” and also “irrelevant,” explaining that they can “freely choose to accept or refuse a COVID-19 vaccine; however, if they refuse, they will “simply need to work somewhere else.”

In his decision, Judge Hughes noted that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled last month that “employers can require employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to reasonable accommodations.”

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Judge Hughes today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Lynn Hughes
U.S. District Court for Southern District of Texas
515 Rusk Avenue
Houston, TX 77002


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