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Stuart Kyle Duncan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Nomination

  • January 8, 2018 – President Trump
  • Age: 45

Career

  • Partner, Schaerr/Duncan LLP (2014-present)
  • General Counsel, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty (2012-14)
  • Solicitor General for the State of Louisiana (2008-12)
  • Assistant Professor of Law, University of Mississippi School of Law (2004-08)
  • Assistant Solicitor General, Texas Attorney General’s Office (1999-2002)
  • Law Clerk, Judge John M. Duhé, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1997-98)

Education

  • Columbia University, LL.M. (2004)
  • Louisiana State University, J.D. (1997)

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Don R. Willett, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Nomination

  • September 28, 2017 – President Trump
  • December 13, 2017 – Confirmed
  • Age: 51

Career

  • Justice, Supreme Court of Texas (2005-present)
  • Legal Counsel, Deputy Attorney General of Texas (2003-05)
  • Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice (2002-03)
  • Special Assistant to the President, The White House (2001-02)
  • Lawyer, Office of Governor George W. Bush (1996-2000)
  • Associate, Haynes and Boone LLP (1993-96)
  • Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1992-93)

Education

  • Duke University, J.D. with honors, (1992)
  • Duke University, A.M. (Political Science), (1992)
  • Baylor University, B.B.A. (Triple Major), 1988
    • Honors College

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James (Jim) Ho, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Nomination

  • September 28, 2017 – President Trump
  • Age: 44

Career

  • Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (2010- Today)
    • The Best Lawyers in America
    • The Legal 500
    • Texas Super Lawyers
  • Solicitor General, Texas (2008-10)
  • Of Counsel, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP (2006-2008)
  • Law clerk, Hon. Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court of the United States (2005-2006)
  • Chief counsel, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Senate Judiciary Committee (2003-2005)
  • Attorney, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice (2001-2003)
  • Associate, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP (2000-2001)
  • Law clerk, Hon. Jerry E. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1999-2000)

Education

  • Stanford University, B.A. (1995)
  • University of Chicago, J.D. (1999)

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Kurt. D. Engelhardt, United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit

Nomination

  • Nominated on January 8, 2018 – President Trump
  • May 9, 2018 – Confirmed
  • Age: 57

Career

  • Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (2015 – present)
  • Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (2001 – 2015)
  • Associate and Partner, Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann & Papale, LLP (1987 – 2001)

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, J.D. (1985)
  • Louisiana State University (1982)

Clerkships

  • Judge Charles Grisbaum, Louisiana Court of Appeal for the Fifth Judicial Circuit (1985 – 1987)

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Andrew S. Oldham, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Nomination

  • Nominated February 12, 2018
  • Confirmed July 17, 2018
  • Age: 39

Career

  • General Counsel to Texas Governor Greg Abbott (2018 – present)
  • Deputy General Counsel, Office of the Texas Governor (2015 – 2018)
  • Deputy Solicitor General, State of Texas (2012 – 2015)
  • Associate, Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick (2009 – 2012)
  • Attorney-adviser, United States Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel (2006 – 2008)

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D. (2005)
    • magna cum laude
  • Cambridge University, M. Phil., first class (2002)
    • Truman Scholarship
  • University of Virginia, B.A. (2001)
    • Highest honors

Clerkships

  • Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Supreme Court of the United States (2008 – 2009)
  • Judge David B. Sentelle, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (2005 – 2006)

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Halil Suleyman Ozerden, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit

Nomination

  • Nominated: June 24, 2019
  • Age: [unavailable]

Career

  • Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi (2007 – present)
  • Private practice (1999 – 2007)
  • Lieutenant, United States Navy (1989 – 1995)

Education

  • Stanford Law School; J.D. (1998)
  • Georgetown University; B.A. (1989)
    • manga cum laude

Clerkships

  • Judge Eldon Fallon, United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi (1998 – 1999)

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