US President Donald Trump has nominated Indian –American Amul Thapar for a crucial judicial post in the powerful court of appeal in the US. South Asian Bar Association of North America has also applauded the US President for this nomination.
47 years old Amul Thapar is the first Indian-American who has been selected for a crucial judicial post by Donald Trump. When Amul was appointed as the Eastern District of Kentucky’s US District Judge in 2007, he also became the first South Asian Article judge III.
Once approved by the Senate, Amul Thapar will become a part of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals of the US that adjudicates appeals from Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
Thapar was also one among the list of 20 judges who were selected by Trump as shortlisted candidates for nominees to the Supreme Court during his election campaign. Trump was also praised by Mitch McConnell, the majority leader of the US senate for choosing Thapar to be a part of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, quotes Indian Express.
McConnell also said that Amul had displayed firm dedication to law and incredible intellect throughout his public service that has been quite outstanding. He would bring aboard the same wisdom, ability, and fairness to the 6th Circuit that he had displayed during his tenure as the District Judge and earned the admiration of his colleagues, said McConnell.
The nomination of Amul Thapar was an excellent choice and he looked forward to the approval of Thapar as the Judge, said McConnell in a statement.
South Asian Bar Association of North America’s President Vichal Kumar has said that Justice Thapar has served as a role model for the entire South Asian and general legal fraternity. Thapar was also respected as he was a considerate jurist, added Kumar. In spite of being one among the young jurists in the federal judiciary, Thapar very quickly earned fame as a leading legal personality amongst his colleagues, elaborated Vichal Kumar.
The nomination of Thapar assists in furtherance of the mission of SABA to ensure a judicial system that is in confirmation of the diversity of the US added Kumar. It was also anticipated that the recognized credentials and qualifications of Thapar will result in his quick confirmation from the Senate, said Vichal Kumar. Earlier to being nominated to this eminent judicial post, Thapar had served as the Eastern District of Kentucky’s Attorney.
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