President Trump Announces His First Circuit Court Nomination – Judge Amul R. Thapar

Today, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Judge Amul R. Thapar to a Kentucky seat on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Judge Thapar, who was the first Indian-American federal judge upon his confirmation in 2007, is currently serving on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.  This is President Trump’s first nomination for a lower court seat.  There are currently over 135 vacancies in the federal judiciary.

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