• Third Trump nominee confirmed to Fifth Circuit • Litigated voter ID, LGBT rights, ACA controversies
The Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump’s 15th federal appeals court nominee, Kyle Duncan, by a vote of 50-47 April 24.
Duncanis the third conservative Trump nominee confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which encompasses Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. The court now has 10 Republican-appointed judges and five Democratic-appointed judges.
Duncan has litigated on the conservative side of some of the highest-profile legal controversies, including disputes over voter identification requirements, LGBT rights, and the Affordable Care Act.