Senate committee approves Fifth Circuit nominees

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U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the Senate Judiciary Committee favorably reported state Supreme Court Chief Justice Don Willett and former state Solicitor General Jim Ho to fill the vacancies in the state of Texas on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, according to a news release:

“Jim Ho and Justice Don Willett have proven their sharp legal expertise and fidelity to the law throughout their distinguished careers in Texas,” said Cornyn.

“Both of them, with their remarkable academic backgrounds and professional careers, have demonstrated a commitment to the rule of law and the Constitution. I am confident they will make extraordinary appellate judges, and look forward to their swift confirmation,” said Cruz.

Following a review and interview process by the bipartisan Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee established by the two senators, the release stated, they recommended the nominees to President Trump.

 

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