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NAPABA Statement on the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

Tuesday, July 10, 2018  
Posted by: Brett Schuster
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For Immediate Release
July 10, 2018

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NAPABA Statement on the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Last night, President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the United States Supreme Court. The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) congratulates Judge Kavanaugh on his nomination.

“NAPABA congratulates Judge Kavanaugh on being given this opportunity to serve the country. We thank Justice Kennedy for his service. As a non-partisan legal membership organization with a long history of supporting judicial nominees from both sides of the aisle, we urge the Senate to hold a fair hearing and consider the qualifications of the President’s nominee,” said Pankit J. Doshi, president of NAPABA. “Although we are disappointed that the President missed an opportunity to make history by nominating the first Asian Pacific American to the Supreme Court, we celebrate the fact that Judge Amul Thapar was interviewed and vetted for a possible nomination, which represented the second time that an Asian Pacific American has ever been interviewed and put on ‘the short list’ for the Supreme Court.”

NAPABA also thanks Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky for recommending Judge Thapar to the White House.

For more information, the media may contact Brett Schuster, NAPABA communications manager, at 202-775-9555 or

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 50,000 attorneys and over 80 national, state, and local bar associations. Its members include solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal services and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government.

NAPABA continues to be a leader in addressing civil rights issues confronting Asian Pacific American communities. Through its national network of committees and affiliates, NAPABA provides a strong voice for increased diversity of the federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes the professional development of people of color in the legal profession.

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