Amul Thapar, the Indian-American is among the short-listed potential nominees that have been picked up for the list of Supreme Court Judge by new elect President Donald J. Trump. The name has been appeared in the second list of individuals which had been announces earlier on September 23.
The nomination list now assumes significance since Trump, as the 45th president of the United States, would be in a position to nominate the three Supreme Court judges.
“This list is definitive and I will choose Justices of the United States Supreme Court only from it,” Trump had said in September while releasing the list.
Amul Thapar currently holds the position of US District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky. The first Article II Judge of South Asian origin, he was nominated to this position by the former Republican president George W Bush. Thapar has served as an Assistant US Attorney in Washington and the Southern District of Ohio and has also taught law students at the University of Cincinnati and Georgetown.
Thapar has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he taught Federal Criminal Practice.
“I would like to thank the Federalist Society, the Heritage Foundation and many other individuals who helped in composing this list of twenty-one highly respected people who are the kind of scholars that we need to preserve the very core of our country and make it greater than ever before,” he said.