Indian American Jurist Amul Thapar on President Trump’s shortlist for SCOTUS

By The SATimes News Service

Washington, DC: Indian American jurist Amul Thapar remains on President Donald Trump’s shortlist for a Supreme Court nomination, should a vacancy arise.

Trump released a new list of potential nominees Sept. 9, which did not include Thapar’s name. But CNN reported that Thapar and Judge Amy Coney Barrett were on a previously-released list and are considered leading contenders for a possible nomination.

In a statement released by the White House Sept. 9 announcing the new potential nominees, Trump said: “There is a growing radical-left movement that rejects the principle of equal treatment under law. If this extreme movement is granted a majority on the Supreme Court, it will fundamentally transform America without a single vote of Congress.”

He slammed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for not releasing his list of potential Supreme Court nominees. “He knows the names are so extremely far left that they could never withstand public scrutiny or receive acceptance. He must release a list of justices for people to properly make a decision as to how they will vote,” said Trump.

Thapar is the first Indian American to serve on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the second Indian American federal appellate court judge in US history. 

Born in 1969, Thapar was handpicked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to serve as the US attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky. In 2006, he went on to a seat on the US District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

Trump nominated Thapar to the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017. He was born in Michigan and served in government as well as private practice. In 2007, Thapar was the first American of South Asian descent to be named to an Article III federal judgeship.

: Indian American jurist Amul Thapar remains on President Donald Trump’s shortlist for a Supreme Court nomination, should a vacancy arise.

Trump released a new list of potential nominees Sept. 9, which did not include Thapar’s name. But CNN reported that Thapar and Judge Amy Coney Barrett were on a previously-released list and are considered leading contenders for a possible nomination.

In a statement released by the White House Sept. 9 announcing the new potential nominees, Trump said: “There is a growing radical-left movement that rejects the principle of equal treatment under law. If this extreme movement is granted a majority on the Supreme Court, it will fundamentally transform America without a single vote of Congress.”

He slammed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for not releasing his list of potential Supreme Court nominees. “He knows the names are so extremely far left that they could never withstand public scrutiny or receive acceptance. He must release a list of justices for people to properly make a decision as to how they will vote,” said Trump.

Thapar is the first Indian American to serve on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the second Indian American federal appellate court judge in US history. 

Born in 1969, Thapar was handpicked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to serve as the US attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky. In 2006, he went on to a seat on the US District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

Trump nominated Thapar to the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017. He was born in Michigan and served in government as well as private practice. In 2007, Thapar was the first American of South Asian descent to be named to an Article III federal judgeship.

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