Judge Amul Thapar

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

ABA rating: "Well Qualified"

Nominated by President Donald Trump

Confirmed 52-44 on May 25, 2017

  • Law clerk, Hon. S. Arthur Spiegel, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1994-1996

  • Law clerk, Hon. Nathaniel R. Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1996-1997

  • Adjunct professor, University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1995-1997, 2002-2006

  • Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1997-1999

  • Trial advocacy instructor, Georgetown University Law Center, 1999-2000

  • Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1999-2000

  • General counsel, Equalfooting.com, 2000-2001

  • Private practice, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2001-2002

  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Ohio, 2002-2006

  • U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2006-2007

Democrats who opposed his confirmation:

Baldwin (D-WI), Bennet (D-CO), Blumenthal (D-CT), Booker (D-NJ), Brown (D-OH), Cardin (D-MD), Carper (D-DE), Casey (D-PA), Coons (D-DE), Cortez Masto (D-NV), Donnelly (D-IN), Duckworth (D-IL), Durbin (D-IL), Feinstein (D-CA), Franken (D-MN), Gillibrand (D-NY), Harris (D-CA), Hassan (D-NH), Heinrich (D-NM), Heitkamp (D-ND), Kaine (D-VA), King (I-ME), Klobuchar (D-MN), Leahy (D-VT), Manchin (D-WV), Markey (D-MA), McCaskill (D-MO), Menendez (D-NJ), Merkley (D-OR), Murphy (D-CT), Murray (D-WA), Nelson (D-FL), Peters (D-MI), Reed (D-RI), Sanders (I-VT), Schumer (D-NY), Shaheen (D-NH), Stabenow (D-MI), Tester (D-MT), Van Hollen (D-MD), Warner (D-VA), Warren (D-MA), Whitehouse (D-RI), Wyden (D-OR)

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