I previously wrote about Judge Lynn Hughes of the Southern District of Texas here and here.  Again, he has ordered no discovery in a lawsuit that could not function without discovery.  And, again, he has been overruled by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  See opinion here.  The Fifth Circuit seems to be very familiar with Judge Hughes’ "extra-legal" orders.  But, they seem unable to deal with his strange orders, other than overruling them.