Wendy Vitter confirmed to federal judgeship for Eastern District of Louisiana

Wendy Vitter confirmed to federal judgeship for Eastern District of Louisiana
Wendy Vitter testifies before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday. At right, listening, is her husband, former Sen. David Vitter, R-La. (Photo by Harry Hamburg, The Associated Press)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Wendy Vitter, a Roman Catholic Church attorney and the wife of former U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., was confirmed by the Senate Thursday to be a federal judge in New Orleans.

The Senate voted 52-45 to give her a lifetime job in the 13-parish Eastern District of Louisiana.

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and John Kennedy released a statement following Wendy Vitter’s confirmation

“Congratulations to Wendy on being confirmed by the full Senate today,” said Dr. Cassidy. “She is immensely qualified to serve, and I wish her success in upholding the Constitution on behalf of the good people of the Eastern District.”

“Wendy is whip smart and articulate. She understands and appreciates the rule of law,” said Senator Kennedy. “She will serve the state of Louisiana well.”

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