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U.S. Senate confirms Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeff Brown to the federal bench

The nod creates a vacancy on the state's highest civil court, giving Gov. Greg Abbott his third opportunity to make an appointment.

Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeff Brown listens to Philip Durst during a hearing for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice v. Maurie Levin, et al. case on Jan. 23, 2019.

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