Hughes authored the controversial “Fetal Heartbeat” abortion law currently under review by the U.S. Supreme Court.
WHAT: Texas Tech University's School of Law hosts a Point/Counterpoint discussion on the constitutionality of Senate Bill 8, known as the Fetal Heartbeat Law, with the bill's author, Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), and School of Law professors Rick Rosen and Cassie Christopher.
WHEN: Noon Wednesday (Nov. 10)
WHERE: Lanier Auditorium, Texas Tech University School of Law, 3311 18th St.
EVENT: The Texas Tech University School of Law will host a Point/Counterpoint discussion on the constitutionality of Senate Bill 8, more commonly known as the Fetal Heartbeat Law, with Sen. Bryan Hughes, author of the bill, and School of Law professors Rick Rosen and Cassie Christopher.
The law, signed by Gov. Greg Abbott, bans all elective abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, usually around six weeks.
Hughes is serving his second term in the Texas Senate, representing 16 counties in East Texas.
Born and raised in East Texas, Hughes attended Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Tyler, becoming the first in his family to receive a bachelor's degree. He went on to earn his law degree from Baylor University and obtained a prestigious clerkship with U.S. District Judge William Steger. Following his service to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Hughes entered private law practice which, he still maintains, helping families and businesses solve problems and deal with difficult challenges.
He has been honored as Baylor Young Lawyer of the Year and Outstanding Alumnus of both Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Tyler. For his service in the Legislature, Hughes has received the Taxpayer Champion Award, Defender of the American Dream Award and the Horizon Award from Texas Right to Life. Mothers Against Drunk Driving has honored him as their Legislator of the Year, and the American Conservative Union consistently has given him their highest rating.
Hughes serves as Chairman of the Senate Committee on State Affairs and as a member of the Education, Jurisprudence, Natural Resource & Economic Development, Nominations, and Redistricting Committees.
CONTACT: Ashley Langdon
Assistant dean of Alumni Relations and Communications, School of Law