Farewell to the Bench

Texas Lawyer

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While getting ready to pack his belongings from his chambers in Texarkana on March 20 and depart for a new career, now-former U.S. District Judge David Folsom spoke with Texas Lawyer senior reporter John Council about why he's one of only two judges in 160 years to retire from an Eastern District of Texas bench, why he chose St. Patrick's Day as his last day as a jurist, and what exactly he plans to do with the rest of his life. The following is a transcript of that discussion, edited for length and style.

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