This Could Be A Hard Hit To The Republicans 46 Year Old Judge Sir Srinivasan Could Be Obama's Pick For New Supreme Court Judge
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Nominated by Obama in June 2012, Srinivasan was confirmed in May 2013 by a unanimous, 97-0
Srinivasan, 48, was born in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh while his father belonged to the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
His family migrated to Kansas in the 1960s, where he grew up. He went on to earn degrees from Stanford in college, law school,
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obama reportedly plans to make the nomination soon, ignoring the calls from Republicans that no nominations should be made until November’s presidential election.
Media reports also said that if a Democratic nominee replaces Scalia, then there would be significant change in the ideologies in the high court, which has been dominated by conservatives for decades.
A report by the New York Times said if the Republicans oppose a nominee like Srinivasan, they may face allegations of obstructionism and hypocrisy, as they helped him to be appointed to the Court of Appeals.
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At Srinivasan’s confirmation hearing, Republican presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said, according to Reuters, that Srinivasan had done a “very fine job” in answering to the committee’s questions.
Some other nominees for Scalia's Supreme Court seat include Jacqueline Nguyen, a 50-year-old Vietnamese-American judge on the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since May 2012; Paul Watford, 48, who is also a judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; and Jane Kelly, 51, a former public defender, who has served on the St. Louis, Missouri-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since April 2013.