Welcome, Judge Dana M. Douglas!

I’m so very pleased that Judge Dana M. Douglas was confirmed this week on a 65-31 vote to fill the seat being vacated by Judge James L. Dennis’s decision to take senior status. Judge Dennis held that seat for more than 27 years, and was a tireless, extraordinarily hard-working, and intellectually rigorous jurist, characteristics that he brought with him to the Fifth Circuit from two decades on the Louisiana Supreme Court. I was honored to clerk for him in 2000-2001. But I was just as honored to share my thoughts in support of Judge Douglas’s nomination with the Senate Judiciary Committee last summer, as well as with Bloomberg News this week. Bloomberg’s article links to my letter to the Judiciary Committee, and you can also read it below: