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Amul Thapar: Trump Country's Perfect SCOTUS Choice
Real Clear Politics ^ | July 3, 2018 | Scott Jennings

Posted on 07/03/2018 7:57:30 AM PDT by nikos1121

Amul Thapar: Trump Country's Perfect SCOTUS Choice President Trump — already a conservative hero for appointing Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court and for his swift remaking of the federal appellate courts — can again make history by choosing Judge Amul Thapar of Kentucky to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Thapar, the son of Indian immigrants who came to America legally, is the product of public schools in Toledo, Ohio. He was the first ever judge of South Asian descent appointed to the federal bench and would be the first person of any Asian heritage appointed to the Supreme Court. Thapar is a history-making choice for a president who loves to make history. Trump often zigs when other presidents would have zagged, as the Washington Post noted this weekend, and he can again defy “the swamp” by appointing someone like Thapar who is squarely from outside of it. For conservatives, Thapar is a dream choice. He’s an originalist, a term associated with Justices Clarence Thomas, Gorsuch and the late Antonin Scalia. Imagine a Supreme Court where the two leading conservative originalists are an African-American and an Indian-American. Trump can absolutely shatter the stereotypes liberals throw at Republicans by having Thapar join Thomas to defend and indeed crusade for the U.S. Constitution.

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: amulthapar; anthonykennedy; districtofcolumbia; indianamericans; ohio; scotus; toledo; trumpscotus; washingtoncompost; washingtonpost
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Wow!!!! Just when you thought Amy Barrett is the right choice, or Kavanaugh...Amul Thapar comes up.

This man sounds tooooo good to be true. He would put the democrats in a true dilemma because to veto his would be to veto a very hard working ethnic group.

Amul Thapar gets my vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 posted on 07/03/2018 7:57:30 AM PDT by nikos1121
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Well, based on liberals own criteria, it is bigoted to criticize anyone of a recognized minority or grievance group. So based on their own criteria, criticism of this judge would be anti-Indian bigotry.


2 posted on 07/03/2018 7:59:23 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 3D-JOY; 1217Chic; Abbeville Conservative; Abby4116; acoulterfan; Airwinger; Albion Wilde; ...

This is a great article.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/07/03/amul_thapar_trump_countrys_perfect_scotus_choice_137420.html


3 posted on 07/03/2018 7:59:37 AM PDT by nikos1121
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His ethnicity would matter for nothing to the Dems. Just ask Clarence Thomas about that, and that was long ago.


4 posted on 07/03/2018 8:00:22 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I like Barrett and the others, actually they all sound good, but then choice would make the liberal heads explode because they’d know again that Trump is way ahead of them.


5 posted on 07/03/2018 8:00:35 AM PDT by nikos1121
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I think he’s Trump’s pick.


6 posted on 07/03/2018 8:01:24 AM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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poor Joe Biden he wouldn’t be able to go to a 7-11, a Dunkin Donuts or the Supreme court without hearing a “slight indian accent”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEG1wuoa2hs


7 posted on 07/03/2018 8:02:26 AM PDT by edzo4 ("Well I truly would be thrilled if all/most of the Q stuff turns out to be real")
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Trump has many excellent candidates to choose from.

Let's hope he gets three or four more vacancies to fill before his two terms are up. I fully expect Clarence Thomas will retire halfway through Trump's second term.

8 posted on 07/03/2018 8:03:24 AM PDT by SamAdams76 ( Have you eaten your bone marrow today?)
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To: dirtboy

His ethnicity would matter for nothing to the Dems. Just ask Clarence Thomas about that, and that was long ago.


You only need to look at how the left treats women currently to see this statement is very true.


9 posted on 07/03/2018 8:03:54 AM PDT by Geoffrey
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Thapar is a real dude. He and his wife are raising three kids in parochial schools, and the only thing he likes talking about more than the Constitution are the sports and academic exploits of his children. He is a serious family man — values instilled in him by his parents. His dad was a heating and air conditioning guy in Toledo, and Thapar spent a summer driving a truck for his company. His mom sold her successful restaurant after 9/11 to become a social worker with the U.S. Army to help Special Forces and other heroes transition home from the battlefield.


10 posted on 07/03/2018 8:03:58 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Half the truth is often a great lie. B. Franklin)
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And also quite handsome-—:-)

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11 posted on 07/03/2018 8:04:05 AM PDT by Mears
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Wow.

And he’ll be a justice for a long time.

Thapar spends his free time teaching and lecturing. He teaches at the University of Virginia Law School on the judicial philosophies of Scalia and Thomas and speaks frequently on originalism and textualism at Yale, Harvard, Columbia, and other leading law schools. Thapar didn’t graduate from an Ivy League college, but he’s treated like a rock star on their campuses by aspiring conservative lawyers. If the president is looking for Ivy League credentials, he gets the best of both worlds with Thapar – someone from the middle of Trump Country who knows his way around those campuses.

Liberals are already freaking out about Thapar. They are so worried about him, in fact, that liberal donors are funding an ad campaign against him before he’s even been chosen. If the president is looking to torment the people most unhappy with his presidency, Thapar is a great choice.


12 posted on 07/03/2018 8:05:30 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Half the truth is often a great lie. B. Franklin)
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I think he should be saved for when Ginsburg goes. That’s where the real fight is going to be. If anyone thinks they are going crazy over Kennedy being replaced, they just need to wait and see what happens when Trump gets to replace a leftie on the Court. Then when they inevitably, viciously attack Thapar, we can counter-attack them for opposing the first Asian on the Court. Right now, though, Trump should be able to get someone through without too much difficulty (I hope at least).


13 posted on 07/03/2018 8:06:15 AM PDT by FenwickBabbitt
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To: dirtboy

That was horrible but he stuck it out.


14 posted on 07/03/2018 8:06:22 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Mears

15 posted on 07/03/2018 8:06:39 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Theoria

“I think he’s Trump’s pick.”

I hope you’re right.


16 posted on 07/03/2018 8:06:54 AM PDT by Mr. N. Wolfe
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To: dirtboy

I found Clarence Thomas’ autobiography at a library book sale and was deeply offended that the autobiography of one of the most accomplished men in America was labeled as and relegated to the African American section of the library.

I bought the book and thoroughly enjoyed it.

One of my dreams is to share a campfire with him as we randomly end up camping next to each other.


17 posted on 07/03/2018 8:08:57 AM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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To: dirtboy

beat me to it!


18 posted on 07/03/2018 8:09:14 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas
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To: nikos1121

I think he’ll be the one. Trump loves to misdirect the MSM before he lands a blow.


19 posted on 07/03/2018 8:09:36 AM PDT by CaptainK ("no collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker")
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To: nikos1121

Wow he sounds perfect.


20 posted on 07/03/2018 8:10:22 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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