Judge James Wesley Hendrix, North Texas U.S. District Court

Judge James Wesley Hendrix 

North Texas U.S. District Court

James Wesley Hendrix was born in 1977 in Lubbock, Texas. He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law. He clerked at the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, then entered private practice. 

He served 12 years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, was an ex-officio member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, and chaired the Appellate Chiefs Working Group for two years. He became the Appellate Division Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas. 

He was originally nominated by President Obama to be a judge on the North Texas United States District Court in 2016, but the nomination expired. President Trump renominated Hendrix to the position in January of 2019. After confirmation by the Senate, he assumed his position in April 2019. 

In the News…

U.S. District Court  Judge James Hendrix ruled that the U.S. House of Representatives illegally passed government funding legislation in late 2022 through proxy voting by its members when fewer than half the body was present.

Judge Hendrix wrote, “Supreme Court precedent has long held that the Quorum Clause requires presence, and the Clause’s text distinguishes those absent members from the quorum and provides a mechanism for obtaining a physical quorum by compelling absent members to attend.“

Judge Hendrix stated, “By including members who were indisputably absent in the quorum count, the Act at issue passed in violation of the Constitution’s Quorum Clause.”

The state of Texas brought the lawsuit in federal court to challenge two provisions within the legislation.

Contact this Leader…

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

The Honorable James Wesley Hendrix 
U.S. District Court for the North District of Texas 
1205 Texas Avenue 
Lubbock, TX 79401 


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