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PIO nominated to 2nd top US court

PIO nominated to 2nd top US court
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Earlier, Srikanth Srinivasan was dy solicitor general Nominated to Circuit Court byA Obama Awaits confirmation by Senate White House highly...

Earlier, Srikanth Srinivasan was dy solicitor general
  • Nominated to Circuit Court byA Obama
  • Awaits confirmation by Senate
  • White House highly praises his services
pioWashington (IANS): The White House has urged theA Senate to swiftly confirmA Chandigarh-born Indian-A American legal luminaryA Srikanth 'Sri' Srinivasan toA what is often called the nation'sA second-highest court,A the US court of appeals forA the American capital. Srinivasan, 45, became theA first South Asian to ever beA nominated to the circuitA court by President BarackA Obama last June, but theA Senate Judiciary A CommitteeA announced his confirmationA hearing for next week onlyA on A Monday. "The DC Circuit, as youA know, is often considered theA nation's second-highestA court, but it has twice asA many vacancies as any otherA court of appeals, and itsA workload has increased byA over 20 percent since 2005,"A Obama's press A Secretary JayA Carney said. "Sri's confirmation will be an important first step to fillingA this court's four vacancies,A and he will be, whenA confirmed, the first SouthA Asian circuit court judge inA history," he said urging theA Senate to move swiftly toA also confirm the 15 additionalA judicial nomineesA waiting for votes. The third South AsianA named to any federal judgeship,A Srinivasan was namedA principal deputy solicitorA general of the US in AugustA 2011, succeeding another IndianA American, Neal KumarA Katyal.
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