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NWLC Decries Confirmation of Kyle Duncan to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Posted on April 24, 2018 Issues: Judges & Courts Judicial Nominations

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement by Anna Chu, Vice President for Policy and Strategy at the National Women’s Law Center:

“The Trump-Pence Administration seizes every opportunity to stack the deck against women and LGBTQ individuals, and judicial nominations are no exception. Kyle Duncan’s confirmation to a lifetime seat on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is dangerous for the country, and women and LGBTQ individuals in particular. Not only has Duncan led efforts to deny women insurance coverage of birth control, but he has also supported harsh abortion restrictions in Texas and defended harmful transgender restroom bans. The courts play a critical role in upholding our constitutional rights and enforcing protections against discrimination. Duncan’s record is a terrifying preview of how he might wield that power. We call on the Senate to reject extreme judges like Duncan and stop this outrageous takeover of the courts.”

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For immediate release:  April 24, 2018
Contact:  Maria Patrick (mpatrick@nwlc.org) or Olympia Feil (ofeil@nwlc.org)