Srikanth “Sri” Srinivasan has been nominated by President Obama to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a confirmation hearing in respect of Mr. Srinivasan’s nomination.
The nomination of Mr. Srinivasan is a significant achievement for South Asian professionals and his confirmation would mark a major development for diversity on the judicial bench. His confirmation, according to many, increases the likelihood that he will be appointed to the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Srinivasan’s credentials and achievements as a South Asian lawyer are simply inspiring. At present, he serves as the Obama Administration’s Principal Deputy Solicitor General. He is one of the most experienced appellate lawyers in the United States. Prior to his current role in the Obama Administration, Mr. Srinivasan practised Supreme Court appellate advocacy with a major D.C. law firm. He has argued over 20 cases at the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Srinivasan received his B.A., M.B.A. and J.D. from Stanford University and clerked for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor at the U.S. Supreme Court.
SABA Toronto enthusiastically supports Mr. Srinivasan’s confirmation and the efforts of the North American South Asian Bar Association to support Mr. Srinivasan’s confirmation.