Chinese American Citizens Alliance

National Board

C.A.C.A. Congratulates Srikanth "Sri" Srinivasan on His Landmark Achievement

SSan Francisco - Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.) congratulates Srikanth "Sri" Srinivasan on his confirmation as a judge on the nation's second-highest court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and applauds the U.S. Senate for his unanimous confirmation. Mr. Srinivasan is the first South Asian American federal appellate court judge in the history of the United States and is considered one of the best three or four Supreme Court advocates in the country.

"During our Legislative Education Team's annual visit to both houses of Congress during Asian Pacific America Heritage Month, we urged Senators to expeditiously approve the nomination of Sri Srinivasan. President Obama's vision for a more diverse court and the Senate's unanimous confirmation of the highly qualified Mr. Srinivasan are both testaments to the nation's recognition to expand the judicial system with diverse inclusion of our best and brightest," said Carolyn Chan, National President of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.). "Though the President's previous nominees were met with opposition, seeing Mr. Srinivasan embraced by all Senators demonstrates his bipartisan credentials and collegiality. We wish him well on this landmark achievement."

Known to be a fanatical Kansas Jayhawk basketball fan, Mr. Srinivasan grew up in Lawrence, Kansas before studying at Stanford University, where he earned his bachelor's, J.D., and M.B.A. He has previously worked for O'Melveny & Myers and the U.S. Solicitor General, and has also lectured at Harvard Law School, co-teaching a course on Supreme Court and appellate advocacy.

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