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NASABA Press Release on Srinivasan Confirmation to U.S. Court of Appeals

May 24, 2013

For Immediate Release, May 23, 2013

NASABA Celebrates Unanimous Senate Confirmation of Sri Srinivasan to U.S. Court of Appeals

The North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA) applauds the 97 to 0 vote by the U.S. Senate earlier today to confirm Srikanth “Sri” Srinivasan to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. NASABA has been urging swift confirmation by the Senate since Mr. Srinivasan’s nomination last year and has been actively engaged with other community organizations to garner bipartisan support for his nomination. “Sri has been an active member of NASABA and we have all known for a long time that his experience and background make him the ideal candidate for this judicial position. We are gratified to see that Senators on both sides of the aisle agreed with us today and commend the Obama administration’s ongoing efforts to increase judicial diversity,” said NASABA President Emilie Ninan.

Mr. Srinivasan is the first South Asian American judge on a federal circuit court and is the first person of Asian descent on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Srinivasan currently serves as the Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States and is one of the most experienced appellate advocates in the nation having argued 25 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Srinivasan served in the Solicitor General’s office under both President Bush (2002-2007) and President Obama (2011-present). Mr. Srinivasan received his B.A., M.B.A. and J.D. from Stanford University and clerked for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court.

NASABA is a voluntary bar organization and serves an umbrella organization to 25 chapters in the United States and Canada. NASABA is a recognized forum for professional growth and advancement for South Asian attorneys in North America and seeks to protect the rights and liberties of the South Asian community at large across the continent. Learn more about NASABA at http://www.nasaba.com

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