Srinivasan Or Garland To Be Obama’s Choice For Supreme Court – Report
President Barack Obama will likely nominate either Judge Sri Srinivasan or Judge Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court and might make his announcement as soon as Wednesday, according a report from Reuters on Tuesday:
Srinivasan, 49, and Garland, 63, serve together on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. That appeals court has served as a springboard to the Supreme Court for several justices including Scalia in recent decades.
Srinivasan, who was born in India and grew up in Kansas, would be the first Asian-American and first Hindu on the high court. Obama appointed him to the appeals court in 2013. The Senate confirmed him in a 97-0 vote.
Garland, who has earned praise from lawmakers of both parties, is the chief judge of the Washington appeals court, where he has served since being appointed by Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1997, winning confirmation in a 76-23 vote. Prior to that, he served in the Justice Department under Clinton.
What a very interesting political year we are having. So exciting!