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Constitutional Lawyer Who Won Hobby Lobby Case Awaits Confirmation to 5th Circuit
Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2017 | Micah Rate

Posted on 11/10/2017 9:09:23 AM PST by Kaslin

One of President Trump's judicial nominees is getting much-needed support from the Judicial Crisis Network. The network is throwing its support behind Kyle Duncan, President Trump's choice for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Louisiana.

Duncan has quite the track record. He is a Constitutional lawyer and represented Hobby Lobby in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Hobby Lobby case tackled the question of whether or not the Religious Freedom Act of 1993 allows a business to not provide contraception to its employees based on the sincerely held religious beliefs of its owners. In a 5-4 ruling, Hobby Lobby won the case.

The president's nominee has earned the support of Lousiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, who said, "[Kyle Duncan] is exceptionally qualified, and as a judge - he'll make us all proud."

Judicial Crisis Network's Chief Counsel and Policy Director, Carrie Severino, had high praise for Duncan as well:

In Kyle Duncan, President Trump selected one of the best lawyers of his generation. He’s a Louisiana native who has served his state with distinction as its solicitor general, and he will make Louisiana proud as a federal judge. Kyle’s brilliance combined with his humility and integrity will serve him well on the Fifth Circuit. I’m proud to call Kyle a friend, and I look forward to a speedy confirmation.

As the country is now in the tenth month of the Trump presidency, one would hope that vacancies within the government are being filled or are close to being so. However, this is far from the case, especially when it comes to judicial vacancies.

Currently, there are 145 total judicial vacancies, and 47 judicial nominees awaiting confirmation. Townhall has covered many of the challenges that President Trump and his nominees have faced, from recently confirmed and now judge of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Amy Coney Barrett to current nominee Steve Grasz, the former Chief Deputy Attorney General of Nebraska.

See the Judicial Crisis Network's ad for Kyle Duncan below.

Kyle Duncan: Exceptionally Qualified


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: constitutionallaw; federaljudges; hobbylobby; jcn; judicialnominees; kyleduncan; presidenttrump; trumpjudges

1 posted on 11/10/2017 9:09:24 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Winning with President Trump is so fun.


2 posted on 11/10/2017 9:18:12 AM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall")
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To: Kaslin

Nice.. let’s keep talking about da bears while this nom goes through.


3 posted on 11/10/2017 9:18:12 AM PST by momincombatboots (White Stetsons up.. let's save our country!)
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To: raiderboy

As a Jewess on the US, I can only point out that the number of women who allegedly DATED, but had no sex with, Roy Moore is EXACTLY the same number who accused President Clinton of FORCIBLE RAPE, a FAR more serious offense. Now we know why all REAL Americans put our 2nd Amendment FIRST. Just sayin’!


4 posted on 11/10/2017 9:26:04 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: 2harddrive

no there were many more women repeatedly assaulted by Bill Clinton. Bill bloodied Juanita Broderick’s face why he brutally raped her. He paid Paula Jones $900,000 for assaulting her and was impeached and disbarred, His defilement of our White House oral orifice was breath taking with a your unpaid intern who was called a liar until she produced his seaman all over her blue dress. This man was a wretched sick reprobate but the press and the dimorats thought that was ok. So I dont want to hear about Roy Moore who under no circumstances came close to the shocking crimes of Bill Clinton. The allegations against Moore have no evidence.just political smear and lies. No one shred of evidence, all politically motivated and paid for.


5 posted on 11/10/2017 9:44:16 AM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall")
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To: Kaslin

6 posted on 11/10/2017 1:09:38 PM PST by wastedyears (US out of the UN, UN out of the US.)
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