Who is Judge Thapar?

Judge Thapar was nominated to the Sixth Circuit by President Donald J. Trump on March 21, 2017. He was also on the shortlist of those considered to replace both Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court. Judge Thapar is the first Federal Judge of South Asian descent. Judge Thapar is a convert to the Catholic Faith and is a member of St. Pius X parish in Edgewood, Kentucky.