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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Indian-American Sri Srinivasan Sworn As Judge of US Court of Appeals Friday Sep 27,2013

Sri Srinivasan was on Friday Sep 27,2013 sworn in as judge of the 2nd most powerful Court of the USA, making him the first Indian American to be on the bench of the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit

Sri Srinivasan took the oath of office on the Gita with his mother Saroja Srinivasan holding the holy book for him in an overflowing court room of US Courts of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit administered by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, in presence of legal luminaries, friends and families

The Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor who administered the oath of office called Sri Srinivasan “fair, faultless and fabulous'' as Sri Srinivasan once clerked for her

Gursharan Kaur, the wife of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, was present at the swearing-in cermony

About Sri Srinivasan
  • Sri Srinivasan was previously the Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States
  • a highly-respected appellate advocate who has spent a distinguished career litigating before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals, both on behalf of the United States and in private practice

Sri Srinivasan was first nominated by US President Barack Obama on June 11, 2012
On January 2,2013 Sri Srinivasan's nomination was returned to the President, due to the sine die adjournment of the Senate.
On January 3, 2013, Barack Obama re-nominated him for the same office
It was in May 2013 that Sri Srinivasan was confirmed by the U.S. Senate by a huge 97-0 vote

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