The United States senate has confirmed Indian-American judge Amul Thapar to the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals.The first Indian-American to be nominated by President Donald Trump for the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals, Mr. Thapar was confirmed by the Senate 52-44, a vote which took place on party lines.
He will be the second Asian Judge in the U.S. and will now hear appeals from Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan.
Preet Barara who was asked to resign as Solicitor General by Trump for his strict actions now sees another Indian getting elevated to a key post.Mr. Thapar was among the 20 judges whose names Mr. Trump had released during his presidential campaign as shortlisted candidates as the Supreme Court nominees.
“Judge Thapar will make an outstanding addition to the US Appeals Court for the Sixth Circuit,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who also added “Judge Thapar has been recognised for his work on the bench, and the most recent edition of the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary quoted attorneys who agreed that Thapar has excellent legal ability.”
Indian-American attorney Ravi Batra said that unlike Sri Srinivasan, Amul Thapar has been elevated while thinking that law is “devoid of equity or compassion“.
Amul Thapar was also congratulated by The South Asian Bar Association of North America(SABA).
American Bar Association has awarded highest rating to Mr Amul Thapar.