David Coale Comments in Three Publications on Justice Willett & James Ho's Nomination to Fifth Circuit
This Thursday, President Trump announced that he has nominated Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett and Dallas appellate law expert James Ho to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
LPCH partner and appellate law expert, David Coale, says in the Texas Lawbook, "These are damn good choices. Both are conservatives, but they are very different from each other. Jim has been a lawyer for a long time and Willett has been a judge for a long time. Both have bookshelves full of work to review." David Coale also says, "But this clearly solidifies the Fifth Circuit as among the most conservative – if not the most conservative – federal appellate court in the country."
Coale also comments in the Austin American-Statesman saying, "He believes there’s an education role." Coale heard Willett express his philosophy on a panel they shared about social media. “The courts tend to speak only to lawyers, and lawyers speak only to courts. Poor observers are trying to figure out what the heck happened. He’s trying to be a teacher.”
In Texas Lawyer, Coale comments that Willett and Ho "are two class acts all the way and they will be real assets to the court," Coale said. "If you polled a bunch of lawyers, those would be two names who came up."