Feb 15 :Within hours of US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on Saturday, a Chandigarh-born man’s began to circulate as a possible replacement.
Chandigarh-born Srikanth ‘Sri’ Srinivasan, 48, tops the list of prospective justice to the country’s highest judicial body as US President Barack Obama said he plans to fulfill his “constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor” to Scalia.
In all likelihood, this Indian-American judge may be nominated to the US Supreme Court which would make him the first from the community to achieve the feat.
Sri Srinivasan could become the first Indian-American to be on the bench of the US Supreme Court after conservative icon Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden death gave rise to speculation that Obama may nominate the judge who enjoys impeccable bipartisan support.
After Justice Antonin Scalia, the longest-serving justice on the high court, passed away, speculation has been rife that the ‘moderate’ judge might be nominated by US President Barack Obama.
Srinivasan, whom Obama had first nominated to the post in 2012, was a high school basketball star in Kansas before attending Stanford University, which he graduated from in 1989.