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Judge Roy Ferguson is the only judge in a five-county judicial district in western Texas. The district covers about 20,000 square miles of very rural territory—including over 400 miles of shared border with Mexico, 25,000 residents and two time zones.

“I’m a general jurisdiction judge,” said Ferguson, who was first elected judge of the 394th Judicial District in 2012 and was reelected in 2016. “In Texas, the district court is the highest trial-level court. I handle all felony criminal charges, all family law, real estate disputes, disputes of high dollar amounts.

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Marcia Coyle

Marcia Coyle, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. Contact her at mcoyle@alm.com. On Twitter: @MarciaCoyle

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