The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Don Willett of Texas to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, bringing President Donald Trump’s federal appeals court appointees to 11 in total.
In 2015, the judge was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry (R., Texas) to the state Supreme Court. Before joining the state’s highest court, he also served as deputy attorney general and chief legal counsel to the Texas attorney general.
Recently, he crowned himself the “most avid and prolific social media judge in America,” and his tweets gained the attention of Senate Democrats during his confirmation hearing.
I could support recognizing a constitutional right to marry bacon. pic.twitter.com/HKPW6tE4H6
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) April 30, 2015
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) February 14, 2014
Although Willett stayed silent on social media after Trump nominated him to the federal appeals court in October, he didn’t stay completely out of the headlines. In November, he helped a man who was choking at a Chick-fil-A in Austin, Texas.
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