June 7, 2023

Cassidy Releases Statement on Judicial Nominees for Louisiana Federal Courts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement after the White House announced the nominations of Jerry Edwards Jr. to the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana and Brandon Long to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

“Mr. Edwards and Mr. Long have the experience and knowledge of the law to rule fairly on cases that come before the bench,” said Dr. Cassidy. “They are expected to receive bipartisan support and are the product of working with the White House to find qualified nominees.”

Edwards currently serves as the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District, serving as the chief of the Civil Division until March 2022. Long currently serves as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District in New Orleans, serving for over ten years in the role. 

If confirmed, Edwards will serve in Alexandria, and Long will serve in New Orleans.