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Old February 14th, 2016, 09:04 AM
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Scalia’s death tips scale towards Indian American judge in US Supreme Court sweepstakes



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Most of you know by now, that the despicable thing (I won't call him human), Antonin Scalia of US Supreme court has died. Which opens up a vacancy. While there are many formidable judges, lawyers from a pool of extraordinary talent are available, there is one name, Sri Srinivasan tossed around as a possible nominee for the post.

I hope Obama nominates him, and that his nomination will pass through formidable Republican obstructionism.

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WASHINGTON: In June 2012, President Obama nominated
Chandigarh-born legal luminary Srikanth ("Sri") Srinivasan to
the Federal Court of Appeals, the highest-ever judicial
appointment of an Indian-American, in what was then seen
as putting him on track for an eventual elevation to the US Supreme
Court. That unprecedented prospect has bubbled to the surface sooner
than expected following the sudden death in Texas on Saturday of Justice
Antonin Scalia, 79, reportedly of natural causes.

While it may appear indecorous to discuss a replacement even as Scalia's
body returns to the capital, US political and legal circles are agog with the
implications of his death. It evens a nine-member Supreme Court bench
that typically bent 5-4 in favor of conservatives, with Scalia leaning heavily
to the right. It provides Obama with an opportunity to reverse the rightist
orientation of the bench, and the President was quick to seize the moment, saying he will "fulfill my constitutional responsibility" to nominate a successor to Scalia.

That may be easier said than done. Appointing a U.S Supreme Court judge can be one of the most important legacies of a President given the bench's power to shape the country's socio-economic-cultural landscape, with decisions on issues ranging

That may be easier said than done. Appointing a U.S Supreme Court judge can be one of the most important legacies of a President given the bench's power to shape the country's socio-economic-cultural landscape, with decisions on issues ranging from gay rights to gun control to healthcare. Both parties jealously guard executive and legislative prerogative in this matter, and often a conservative or liberal judge may wait for an ideologically- aligned President and Senate majority before retiring, to enable a political status quo.

But the timing of death is not a matter of choice, and Scalia's sudden demise gives Obama a windfall to bend the apex bench in a liberal direction. Because US Supreme Court judges have lifetime tenure, they are typically replaced when they pass on (less than 50 per cent retire voluntarily). Some Presidents, notably Jimmy Carter, didn't get to nominate even a single SC Justice.

Given such political and ideological implications, Republicans immediately signaled they would block any Obama nomination, saying it should come from the next elected President. "Justice Scalia was an American hero. We owe it to him, & the Nation, for the Senate to ensure that the next President names his replacement," tweeted Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, who as Texas' solicitor general argued several cases before Scalia.
But Obama, who has already nominated two liberal replacements to the Supreme Court bench (Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, both women), is certain to force the issue, adding spice to an already fraught electoral season.

Heading almost every short-list in US circles is Sri Srinivasan, particularly since he is one of the few Obama nominees to be have been approved by the Senate when he was elevated to the Federal Appeals Court (he won a unanimous 97-0 vote from the Senate). "Even in the malignant political atmosphere of the contemporary Senate, that margin might make him a safe pick for the Supreme Court. Would Obama nominate a man to replace Ginsburg, and reduce the number of women on the Court to two? Making history with the first Indian-American Justice might tempt him," legal eagle Jeffrey Toobin wrote in the NewYorker in 2014, amid expectation that Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who at 83 is the oldest of the current justices, would bet he one to make way for him.

While Srinivasan, 49, appears to be the odds-on favorite for the nomination, an Indian-African-American outsider who makes the shortlist is Kamala Harris, California's Attorney General who is otherwise tipped to enter the Senate replacing Democrat Barbara Boxer. Other names being discussed in the capital's legal and political circles include former Attorney General Eric Holder, incumbent Loretta Lynch, and California SC Judge Goodwin Liu.
If Obama fails to clinch the nomination for his candidate, there is also the distant but intriguing prospect of Obama himself being nominated by the next Democratic President, although Obama has demurred about his interest in the job.

But for now, all eyes are on Sri Srinivasan.

Born in Chandigarh and growing up in Lawrence, Kansas, where his parents were academics, Srinivasan received a BA, and later a JD and MBA from Stanford University. He clerked with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and litigated with distinction before the US Supreme Court and the US Courts of Appeals, both on behalf of the United States and in private practice, before President Obama appointed him US Principal Deputy Solicitor General in 2011 (to replace another Indian-American Neal Katyal). He has also taught at Harvard Law School.

Tales abound of Srinivasan's legal mastery, judicial nous, and thoughtful humility. One story goes that the first time Srinivasan argued a case before the high court, he took a single sheet of paper to the podium so he would not appear overconfident. The paper was blank.

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Indian origin? Or Indian?
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Re: US Supreme Court Opening. Will an Indian American get the nomination

Indian system seems to be more foolproof.
Found this interesting

The Late Judge was 79 years old. No retirement age?
He voted right wing on the bench - Against abortion, gun control. etc.
He was appointed by one of the Republican presidents and his replacement will be appointed by BO. Apparently 3 Judges will be appointed by the new Prez.
If India had such a system, you would have seen all Chamchas of the first family as judges.
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What were Scalia's misdeeds?
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Re: US Supreme Court Opening. Will an Indian American get the nomination

Speaking of a madrasi sardar... I did not know there indeed existed one... that is, other than me
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What were Scalia's misdeeds?

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It would be an understatement to note that Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away on Saturday, was a controversial figure. Known for his acerbic dissents and what President Obama called a “larger than life presence on the bench”, the supreme court justice’s death immediately provoked discussion on how soon is too soon to note the way a public person’s career negatively affected so many.

Acerbic and loud, the late justice refocused the supreme court to give primacy to the textual meaning of laws even when that differed from his own views

Given Scalia’s penchant for disagreement and unapologetically saying what you think, however, it seems unlikely that he’d take issue with the American people doing the same in the wake of his passing. And the truth is that throughout Scalia’s long tenure on the supreme court, he crafted a legacy that was decidedly regressive and anti-woman.

Scalia was a proponent of originalism, believing that the constitution’s meaning is fixed, and should be interpreted in the way the framers originally intended. He was decidedly anti-progressive: Scalia wanted to overturn Roe v Wade, voted against protecting equal pay, wanted states to be able to outlaw gay sex, and sometimes said things outside of the courtroom about these issues that raised eyebrows.

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Re: US Supreme Court Opening. Will an Indian American get the nomination

Tough luck for Obama and consequently for the Desi replacement.

Key Republican senators vowed Tuesday not to vote or even hold a hearing on any Supreme Court nominee by President Obama to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia -- a move likely to put the replacement process in a holding pattern, for now.
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I thought even Obama wanted this - new Govt should elect the new nominee.
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The next Prez might already appoint 3 judges. And if a Republican becomes a prez, he* would appoint conservative judges. So, BO does not want to lose his 'Constitutional Obligation'.
Indian system seems more foolproof than this.


*Carli Florina has dropped out, isnt it.
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I used to feel proud earlier that Indian origin person got a big post, but how does it matter. Most of these people (Nicky Haley, Jindal, etc) are Indian only by name.
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I used to feel proud earlier that Indian origin person got a big post, but how does it matter. Most of these people (Nicky Haley, Jindal, etc) are Indian only by name.
Well, they are Americans.
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Indian origin? Or Indian?
Origin.
Either way, if he manages to get through, though the chances are slim, he would be a judge easily for some 30 years and 40 years if he maintains the life and health of LK Advani.
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Re: US Supreme Court Opening. Will an Indian American get the nomination

Obamamama has finally nominated Judge Merrick B. Garland for SCOTUS.
This is not type of choice progressives wanted, but the guy seems ok. At least he is not Harriet Myers, if you know what I mean.
I get a feeling that Obama is just tired of Republican obstructionism and just wants his guy to clear the fence.
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I get a feeling that Obama is just tired of Republican obstructionism and just wants his guy to clear the fence.
To put it in a different manner, he didn't have any other choice.
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and yet, repubs seem to want to obstruct this appointment.... or has that moved forward now?
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