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Don Willett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing to be a judge on the U.S. Circuit Court for the Fifth Circuit, on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

Don Willett, the judge known as the Tweeter Laureate of Texas for his mastery of social media, will take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

In a 50-47 party line vote, the Senate confirmed Willett’s nomination Wednesday to the powerful federal appellate court, making him the first Texan President Donald Trump has placed on the Fifth Circuit.

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John Council

Senior reporter John Council is a native Texan who covers litigation and appellate courts in his home state. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter: @john_council

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