Indian-American legal luminary Srikanth “Sri” Srinivasan was on Monday sworn in as a judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.
With this, Chandigarh-born Mr. Srinivasan (46) has become the first Indian-American judge in the second most powerful court of the country. Described by President Barack Obama as “trailblazer”, Mr. Srinivasan attributed his success to his family and the Indian-American community.
“You all made it possible,” Mr. Srinivasan told a gathering of Indian-Americans at a reception hosted in his honour by Indian Ambassador to the U.S., Nirupama Rao. “I am incredibly honoured and humbled by the tremendous support you have given me,” he said.
Nominated by Mr. Obama, he was confirmed by a rare 97-0 vote in the U.S. Senate. — PTI