WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), congratulated Baton Rouge native Kyle Duncan after the Senate voted to confirm his nomination to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Duncan is the first Baton Rouge-based nominee confirmed to the Fifth Circuit in the last 40 years.
“This is a wonderful moment for Kyle and his family, but it’s an even better moment for Louisiana and our country,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Kyle is the first federal appeals judge from Louisiana confirmed under President Trump, and he’s a top-notch lawyer who is committed to defending the Constitution. I’m glad he will soon take his seat on the bench.”
Cassidy spoke in support of Duncan’s nomination yesterday on the Senate floor, and introduced him to the Senate Judiciary Committee in November at the hearing on his nomination.