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May 17, 2013

The Senate Judiciary Committee has unanimously voted to confirm Srikanth “Sri” Srinivasan to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. His nomination is now up for a full Senate vote. NASABA urges you to contact your senator and encourage them to confirm Mr. Srinivasan for this seat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Sample language and additional information is included below for your convenience and use. Mr. Srinivasan public service under Republican and Democratic administrations has earned the recognition of the Attorney General, the Department of Defense and his peers in the legal community. Mr. Srinivasan’s confirmation would set two separate milestones in promoting the diversity of the federal bench. He is the first South Asian American nominated to a seat on a federal circuit court and would be the first Asian Pacific American judge to serve on U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Let’s all do our part to make history!


Click on link below to find out who your senator is and how to contact them:

Sample text to send your senator (can be emailed through Senator’s website):

I urge you to vote to confirm Sri Srinivasan to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. I, and other members of the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA), support his confirmation without reservation. Mr. Srinivasan is a highly capable lawyer with the character and demeanor to serve on the bench. He has worked in both the private and public sector and has earned bipartiasan support from those who have worked with him. It is imperative that you vote to confirm this incredibly qualified nominee to this esteemed position. If you would like to know more about Mr. Srinivasan, please feel free to contact me.

Additional information about Mr. Srinivasan:

Mr. Srinivasan is eminently qualified to serve on the D.C. Court of Appeals given his long record of exemplary public service. He is one of the leading appellate advocates in the nation and will soon argue his twenty-fifth case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. He has served in both the Bush and Obama administrations in the Solicitor General’s office of the U.S. Department of Justice and currently serves as the Principal Deputy Solicitor General. While in the Solicitor General’s office, Mr. Srinivasan has won both an Award for Excellence from the Department of Defense and the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Furthering U.S. National Security. He served as a Law Clerk for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court and Hon. J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.Mr. Srinivasan’s outstanding record of public service also extends to his work with bar associations and in academia. He served on the Board of Directors of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and was on NASABA’s National Advisory Council. He served as a Lecturer at Harvard Law School’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Clinic.


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