Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals today.

Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey issued the following statement:

“Congratulations to Justice Don Willett on his nomination and confirmation to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Justice Willett has demonstrated his impressive capabilities on our state Supreme Court for the last 11 years. While Texas is losing a great jurist, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is gaining a wealth of experience and expertise.  We are proud to call him one of our own and wish him the best in his new role.”