Trump Announces Indian-American as Judge in Supreme Court


Washington: US President Donald Trump has expressed his intention to nominate Indian-American Vijay Shankar as a judge in the Supreme Court in the country’s capital. If the Senate confirms Shankar’s name, he will serve as an associate judge in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. It is the supreme court for Washington DC.

He currently holds the position of Senior Prosecuting Attorney and Deputy Chief of Appeal Section in the Crime Branch of the Department of Justice. Prior to becoming part of the Department of Justice in 2012, Shankar was a privately-held advocate in Washington DC, Mayor Brown’s Office, LLC & Covington & Burling, LLP. He earned a BA degree from Duke University and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.