LABI and LOGA Endorse President Trump’s Nominations for the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

In September 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Kyle S. Duncan and Judge Kurt Engelhardt to the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Duncan is currently a partner at Schaeer Duncan LLP in Washington D.C. while Judge Engelhardt serves as the Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Just recently, two industry groups in Louisiana approved of President Trump’s nominees.  The Louisiana Association of Business Industry (“LABI”) and the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (“LOGA”) officially endorsed Duncan and Chief Judge Engelhardt in November 2017.  Both LABI and LOGA are strong advocates for developing incentives and legislation that support economic growth in Louisiana, especially through the production of oil and gas.

LOGA President Don Briggs provided his opinion regarding President Trump’s nominees by stating, “The leadership, experience, and knowledge that Mr. Duncan and Judge Engelhardt possess cannot be overstated.  As the business and industry community looks to clean up the legal environment in order to attract more jobs and investment in Louisiana, it is imperative that we confirm fair and impartial judges that realize the value that businesses bring to our great state”…

 

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