Amul Thapar, the Indian-American Judge has been confirmed by the Senate as the judge of the US Supreme Court- the influential US court of appeals. The Senate confirmed his nomination by 52 – 44 votes that reflected party division in the US Senate and Thapar is the first judge from the Indian-American community to be the judge of the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals, as quoted by the New Indian Express.
The US Circuit Court of Appeals hears appeals from Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky. This also makes Thapar as the second judge from South Asia to be on a Circuit Court of Appeals in the US.
Mitch McConnell the Senate Leader of Majority has said that approval of Judge Thapar will be exceptional adding up to the Appeals Court for the Sixth Circuit in the US. Thapar is serving as a Judge in District Court in the US as of now. The Indian-American Judge was one among the list of twenty judges whom Trump had shortlisted as nominees for Supreme Court during the campaign for the election of the US President.
McConnell said that Thapar will equally apply the rules to all individuals who enter his courtroom and is renowned for having an impressive legal mind and being a qualified judge. He added that Thapar has been widely acclaimed for his judgments in the bench. The Bar Association of America that has been termed as the ‘gold standard’ for assessing judges by the illustrious Senate Democrats had given its maximum score to Thapar, elaborated McConnell.
The latest edition of the Federal Judiciary’s Almanac had given references of Attorneys who concurred that Thapar possessed outstanding legal prowess.
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