Thomas Hardiman

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Thomas M. Hardiman
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Assumed office
April 2, 2007
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byRichard Lowell Nygaard
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
In office
October 27, 2003 – April 5, 2007
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byWilliam Lloyd Standish
Succeeded byCathy Bissoon
Personal details
BornThomas Michael Hardiman
(1965-07-08) July 8, 1965 (age 53)
Winchester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Notre Dame (BA)
Georgetown Law (JD)

Thomas Michael Hardiman (born July 8, 1965) is an American Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He was nominated by President George W. Bush. He began active service on April 2, 2007 and serves in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was a United States District Judge.

In 2017, Hardiman was a finalist to replaced Antonin Scalia as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, but Neil M. Gorsuch was nominated by President Donald Trump instead.[1] The next year, following Justice Anthony Kennedy announcing his retirement from the Supreme Court, Hardiman was once again considered a front-runner to fill the vacant seat.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hannon, Elliot (January 31, 2017). "Donald Trump Chooses Conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch to Fill Supreme Court Seat". Slate. ISSN 1091-2339. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  2. "The Front-Runners and Full List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees". The New York Times. Retrieved June 27, 2018.

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