Conservatives are primed for another BIG win in the courts!
The White House just confirmed that President Trump has nominated two Texas conservatives for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. These judges are in line with conservative ideals, and a massive benefit to the conservative movement!
From Dallas News
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday picked two conservative Texas lawyers for seats on a powerful appeals court — Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett and former Texas Solicitor General James Ho.
Willett is a colorful social media maven who was on Trump’s list of 11 potential Supreme Court picks. Ho, a Dallas attorney, would be the first Asian-American on the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz recommended them to Trump.
Both nominees have worked for the state attorney general. And both served in former President George W. Bush’s Justice Department.
“These gentlemen will do an outstanding job,” Cornyn told Texas reporters.
The nominations come as Trump continues to use one of the most powerful levers held by any president: reshaping the federal judiciary. The Fifth Circuit has lately handled issues ranging from immigration to redistricting, hearing cases from Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Trump announced two other nominations to the 17-judge panel, which has three vacancies and a judge set to retire. Kyle Duncan, another veteran of the Texas attorney general’s office, is an appellate lawyer in Washington. He represented Hobby Lobby in its challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate. Trump also named Kurt Engelhardt, a federal trial court judge in Louisiana.