Samuel Ray Cummings

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Samuel Ray Cummings (born 1944) is a Senior United States federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Born in Lubbock, Texas, Cummings received a B.B.A. from Texas Tech University in 1967 and a J.D. from Baylor Law School in 1970. He was in private practice in Amarillo, Texas from 1970 to 1987.

On July 31, 1987, Cummings was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas vacated by Halbert O. Woodward. Cummings was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 8, 1987, and received his commission on December 9, 1987. He assumed senior status on December 31, 2014.

On November 16, 2016, Judge Cummings issued a permanent nationwide injunction blocking President Barack Obama's "Persuader Rule", finding, that its attempt to require an employer's attorney to publicly disclose advise provided to persuade against unionization violated the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dubé, Lawrence E. "DOL Persuader Rule Blocked by Federal Judge". Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 

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Preceded by
Halbert Owen Woodward
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
1987–2014
Succeeded by
vacant