With the death of Antonin Scalia, legal analysts’ speculations on President Obama’s potential candidates to replace him include Federal appeals court Judge Sri Srinivasan. In 2013, Srinivasan became the first Asian American and Indian American judge on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. The DC Circuit court is considered a source for potential future Supreme Court nominees.
- [USA Today] First Take: Justice Scalia’s death will trigger lengthy battle over replacement: “Once a period of mourning is completed for one of the country’s legal and judicial icons, however, the White House is sure to devote its attention to a key question: Is there a left-of-center nominee who could win confirmation in the Republican-controlled Senate?” Read more
- [The New Yorker (April 8, 2013)] The Supreme Court Nominee-in-Waiting: “The safe assumption seems to be that Srinivasan would be the same kind of moderate liberal as Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.” Read more
- [Mother Jones (April 10, 2013)] Who Is Sri Srinivasan, Obama’s “Supreme Court Nominee in Waiting”?: “Srinivasan’s unclear record offers Republicans few legitimate reasons to block him. It also means that liberals can’t be sure that Srinivasan actually shares their views.” Read more