Kentucky Judge A Supreme Court Candidate?

Posted at 3:39 PM, Jun 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-28 15:39:40-04

(LEX 18) President Trump has another Supreme Court seat to fill after Anthony Kennedy’s July retirement. Two years ago a federal judge from Kentucky was considered for the Supreme Court following the death of Antonin Scalia.

Amul Thapar is a judge in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and a former Eastern District Kentucky Judge appointed by then President George W. Bush. Thapar was considered two years ago after Scalia’s death and now many are wondering if he will be considered now that Kennedy has announced his retirement.

"I think he’d be great! he’s smart and thoughtful," said Kentucky Representative Adam Koening (R). "He listens more. Has a good dry sense of humor. You can tell he’s a family man."

When asked if Thapar leaned to the left or the right politically, Joshua A. Douglas, a UK Law Professor, said, "You may have some new rulings on abortion rights."

"Potentially, rights for same-sex couples and the LGBT movement as well," said Douglas. 

Douglas said that Thapar is conservative.