Amul Thapur nomination questioned by Democrats over cash as political speech

Democrats weren’t able to derail Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, but they haven’t abandoned the pointed questions they aimed at him, recycling those questions Wednesday for a hearing with appeals court nominee Judge Amul R. Thapar. From campaign finance reform cases to his ties to the conservative Federalist Society, Judge Thapar fended off the inquiries during his…