September 28, 2017

Cassidy Commends Trump Judicial Nominations

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released a statement following President Trump’s nomination of Kurt Engelhardt and Kyle Duncan to the US 5th Circuit, and Barry Ashe to the Eastern District of Louisiana.


“The President made a sound decision in nominating Kurt Engelhardt and Kyle Duncan to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and Barry Ashe to the Eastern Louisiana District Court. All three are immensely qualified and will serve our state and country well in these new positions,” said Dr. Cassidy. “I will work for their speedy confirmation in the Senate.”


Kurt Engelhardt is a current judge in the Eastern District of Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana State University’s Paul H. Hebert Law Center. Before his confirmation to the federal bench, Engelhardt became a partner with the Hailey, McNamara firm. He recently was appointed to chair the Fifth Circuit’s Judicial Impairment Protocol Committee and has served on eight different panels of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.


S. Kyle Duncan is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and received his LLM from Columbia School of Law after receiving his JD from Louisiana State University. Prior to becoming a founding partner and managing partner of Schaerr, Duncan LLP, Duncan served as Solicitor General and Appellate Chief in the Louisiana Department of Justice. He has taught at several universities and is featured in six publications.


Barry Ashe graduated from Tulane Law School and was a member of the Tulane Law Review. Since 1985, Ashe has been a partner at Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ashe is a recipient of the John R “Jack” Martzell Professionalism Award of the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and selected by peers to The Best Lawyers in America.