by Michael Fox
Not all that often that one of our own, a management side employment lawyer, is confirmed to the bench, but the Senate's action late last night did just that when it confirmed Xavier Rodriguez, to the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. He will sit in San Antonio, replacing Judge Ed Prado, who is now on the Fifth Circuit. Judge Rodriguez had earlier served on the Texas Supreme Court. The Austin American Statesman has this report on his confirmation and his biography submitted to the Senate can be found here. Supported by both sides of the employment bar, Judge Rodriguez is an excellent addition to the bench.