WASHINGTON — A Louisianan nominated by President Donald Trump for a seat on the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will get a hearing before the Senate's Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, amid a lobbying campaign by pro-life and conservative groups for Sen. John Kennedy's support. Kyle Duncan, a 45-year-old Baton Rouge native and LSU law school graduate who's built a national profile as a D.C.-based legal warrior on conservative social issues, is up for a lifetime appointment on the appeals court. Federal Fifth Circuit nominee from Louisiana to get hearing, despite lack of endorsement from Sen. John Kennedy WASHINGTON — A presidential nominee for a lifetime appointment on the federal Fifth Circuit … Wednesday's hearing will offer committee members — including Kennedy, R-Louisiana — a chance to grill Duncan over his record, experience, judicial philosophy and political views. Kennedy has remained tight-lipped on how he might vote on Duncan, telling The Advocate in recent weeks that he's still studying the attorney's credentials and wasn't ready to announce a position on his nomination. A spokeswoman for Kennedy, Michelle Millhollon, said Monday the senator is impressed with Duncan's "pro-life and pro-religious liberty" record. But Millhollon said the senator hoped to learn more about Duncan's expertise in other areas of the law at Wednesday's hearing. Kennedy "wants the benefit of a hearing before making a decision," Millhollon said. "The Senator does not know Mr. Duncan, and he wants to make an informed decision." Kennedy's public indecision has attracted attention from at least three national conservative groups who've enthusiastically backed the White House's decision to tap Duncan for the Fifth Circuit seat. The groups — Americans United for Life, the Judicial Crisis Network and the National Pro-Life Committee — each launched campaigns in Louisiana urging the Senate to confirm Duncan. Dan Fagan: Is John Kennedy actually pro-life? We'll get a real answer this week If you’re like me and believe the safest place in the world for a baby should be in a mother… Duncan is one of two nominees with Louisiana ties for vacancies on the Fifth Circuit Court of