Meet The Judge Who Will Decide The ACA's Fate

By Jeff Overley (June 19, 2018, 6:30 PM EDT) -- The Texas federal judge presiding over the latest legal assault on the Affordable Care Act has a BigLaw background, Capitol Hill connections, deep roots in the Lone Star State and a judicial track record that could send ACA supporters reaching for bottles of Xanax.

Judge Reed O'Connor

Born: 1965

Year Service Began: 2007

Appointed by: President George W. Bush

Education: University of Houston, B.S., 1986; South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1989.

Legal Practice: Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Texas, 1998-2007; Assistant District Attorney, Tarrant County District Attorney's Office, 1994-1998; Associate, Vinson & Elkins LLP, 1989-1994 U.S. District Judge Reed...

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