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Whoever Trump picks eventually will face a bruising confirmation process in the Senate, with fierce opposition expected from Democrats.(Reuters Photo)

Donald Trump to nominate female judge to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington, Washington
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 03:08 AM IST
The president first spoke of picking a woman for the seat left vacant by the passing of Ginsburg while talking to reporters before departing for the rally.
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A woman holds a candle as people pay their respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg near the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC on September 19.(AFP)
A woman holds a candle as people pay their respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg near the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC on September 19.(AFP)

Trump says he intends to name a woman as US Supreme Court judge

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:42 AM IST
Indian-origin judge Amul Thapar’s chances to replace late judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg now appears diminished with the US president announcing he will pick a woman.
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A US flag flies at half-staff during a vigil for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on Sept. 19.(Bloomberg)
A US flag flies at half-staff during a vigil for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on Sept. 19.(Bloomberg)

Indian-American Amul Thapar in the race to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington, DC
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 08:45 AM IST
Thapar has been on the shortlist for a while and had made it to the list of names as a possible candidate to succeed Justice Stephen Kennedy, who retired in 2018. He lost that race to Brett Kavanaugh
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Thapar has been on the list for a while and had made it to the last few names as a candidate to succeed Justice Stephen Kennedy who retired in 2018. He lost that race to Brett Kavanaugh.(AP file photo)
Thapar has been on the list for a while and had made it to the last few names as a candidate to succeed Justice Stephen Kennedy who retired in 2018. He lost that race to Brett Kavanaugh.(AP file photo)

Indian American in the running for vacancy on US SC bench

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 08:46 AM IST
President Trump, who on Saturday indicated he intended to move “without delay” on naming a replacement, has not indicated who it will or when. But he has had a list of potential candidates for a long time, which he updated recently with 20 names.
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The US Supreme Court is seen as the court nears the end of its term in Washington.(Reuters File)
The US Supreme Court is seen as the court nears the end of its term in Washington.(Reuters File)

Indian-descent judge Amul Thapar among four interviewed by Trump for Supreme Court

By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 11:02 PM IST
If confirmed, Amul Thapar will be the first Indian American and Asian American, both burgeoning sections of the America population, to become a Supreme Court judge.
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President Donald Trump has said he will start interviewing the shortlisted nominees, and plans to invite two of them to Bedminster.(Reuters photo)
President Donald Trump has said he will start interviewing the shortlisted nominees, and plans to invite two of them to Bedminster.(Reuters photo)

Donald Trump to announce his choice for SC judge on July 9, Indian-American Amul Thapar in fray

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2018 01:35 PM IST
Indian-American judge Amul Thapar is on a shortlist of candidates being considered by US President Donald Trump to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has announced plans to retire in July.
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Amul Thapar among the 25 shortlisted judges on Trump’s list to replace Justice Kennedy in US Supreme Court.(YouTube/University of Virginia School of Law screenshot)
Amul Thapar among the 25 shortlisted judges on Trump’s list to replace Justice Kennedy in US Supreme Court.(YouTube/University of Virginia School of Law screenshot)

Trump may choose Indian-American judge to replace Justice Kennedy in US Supreme Court

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, Washington
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 12:32 PM IST
According to The Washington Post, seven judges could be on Trump’s mind to replace Kennedy on the Supreme Court and Amul Thapar is among one among them.
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