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Indian-origin judge appointed for key judicial post in USA

Amul Thapar is going to hold a key judicial post in USA

Washington, May 27 (UITV/IANS): American Senate has been confirmed a name of an Indian American as President Trump’s first appellate court nominee. The name of the Indian American is Amul Thapar, who sits in the US District Court for Kentucky’s Eastern District.    


Thapar has been confirmed for the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals by 52-44 vote on 25th May and is the first Indian-American to be nominated by Trump for the key seat.


Republicans said the judge is a good example of the kind of picks Trump should make. The President has made five other picks, with more than a dozen other vacancies still awaiting nominations, The Washington Times reported.


The name of Thapar has been confirmed by 52-44 vote in the Senate


"He will fairly apply the law to all who enter his courtroom because, in Judge Thapar's own words, ‘The most important attribute of a judge is to be open-minded and not to prejudge a case without reading the briefs, researching the law, and hearing from the parties'," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

Thapar becomes the second South Asian judge to be on the US Circuit Court of Appeals, which hears appeals from Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan, the report said.

During the judge's confirmation hearing, Democrats complained about his record, saying he equates campaign donations with speech and is tied to The Federalist Society, an association of conservative and libertarian legal minds.

Edited by Ujjainee Chakraborty