The White House is seriously considering Federal Judge Sri Srinivasan as a candidate to fill the current vacancy in the Supreme Court. President Barack Obama is planning to name a Supreme Court nominee in his last term, in spite of threats from Republicans in the Senate to block any nomination until the next president takes office next year.
Judge Srinivasan was confirmed unanimously by the Senate in 2013 when he was nominated by President Barack Obama to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He has served under both Democratic and Republican administrations and is considered a moderate politically. His potential nomination would challenge the opposition of senators who have approved and confirmed him only three years ago.
- [Washington Post 3.7.2016] Here are judges the White House is considering for the Supreme Court: “Each candidate would offer a distinctive attribute for a president with a penchant for fostering diversity. Srinivasan would be the high court’s first Asian American and first Hindu.” Read more
- [New York Times 3.4.2016] Three More Judges Said to Be Vetted for Supreme Court: “A replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative icon who died on Feb. 13, could hold the deciding vote on matters of abortion rights, guns, the environment, campaign finance and a wide range of other issues.” Read more
- [NBC News] Five Things to Know About Potential Supreme Court Nominee Sri Srinivasan: “Srinivasan was born in India in 1967 and immigrated with his parents and two younger sisters to the United States when he was four years old.” Read more