Family Research Council
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2017
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Family Research Council Applauds President Trump's Nominations to the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House announced today the nominations of Louisiana’s former Solicitor General Kyle Duncan and Eastern District Chief Judge Kurt Engelhardt to the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. 

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins released the following statement:

“President Trump continues to keep his promise to appoint constitutionalists to the courts with his latest nominations to the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.   The president has been very clear about the type of judges that he would appoint: judges who will interpret the Constitution and laws according to the plain meaning of the words written.  And that’s exactly the kind of judges he is nominating today.

“I have known Kyle Duncan for a number of years going back to my time in state government in Louisiana.  Kyle is an experienced litigator – arguing cases throughout the country including at the appellate and Supreme Court levels.  In addition to being well-qualified, I am confident that he will adhere to the text of the Constitution. 

“Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett is another acute legal mind that I worked with during my time as a policy maker in Louisiana and I am glad to see him nominated. He has built a strong reputation for integrity and a devotion to the constitutional principles that have made this a great nation. 

“Family Research Council is committed to working with President Trump and senators to move the grassroots to gain the confirmation of his judicial nominees,” concluded Perkins.   

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