Judge Terry Doughty, Western Louisiana U.S. District Court

Judge Terry Doughty

Western Louisiana U.S. District Court

Terry Alvin Doughty was born in January 1959 in Rayville, Louisiana. He earned an undergraduate degree in finance from Louisiana Tech University and received his Juris Doctor from the Louisiana State University School of Law. 

Doughty served nine years as a judge for the Louisiana District Court, two of which were spent as the Chief Judge. 

He was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as a United States District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. After the invocation of cloture on his nomination, he was confirmed by the Senate and received his commission in March 2018. 

In the News…

Federal District Judge Terry Doughty has overruled the government’s objections to requiring White House medical adviser Anthony Fauci and press secretary Karine Jean Pierre to answer “interrogatories” in the social media censorship lawsuit by Louisiana and Missouri attorneys general. 

The First Amendment lawsuit has already revealed close cooperation between social media companies and 50 or more federal officials at dozens of agencies or components, including the White House, to flag and remove purported misinformation about COVID-19, election security, and the Hunter Biden laptop story. 

Judge Doughty stated that “the requested information is obviously very relevant” to the collusion allegations, citing Dr. Fauci’s communications related to “alleged suppression of speech relating to the lab-leak theory of COVID-19’s origin, and to alleged suppression of speech about the efficiency of masks and COVID-19 lockdowns.” 

The judge said that having the two government officials answer interrogatories is “the only chance Plaintiffs will have to get this information prior to addressing the preliminary injunction.” 

Contact this Leader…

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

The Honorable Terry Doughty 
Western Louisiana U.S. District Court 
United States Courthouse 
800 Lafayette Street 
Lafayette, LA 70501 


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