Judge, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circiut
Lawrence High School
Sri Srinivasan was born in India, but he moved at a young age with his family to Lawrence, where he grew up. He was a Lawrence High point guard on the basketball team in the 1980s and spoke at the LHS graduation ceremony in 1985.
He went on to earn a bachelor's degree and law degree from Stanford University. He also has a master's degree in business administration from Stanford and teaches at Harvard.
Srinivasan served as a Supreme Court law clerk for now-retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. He was named to his post in the solicitor general's office in 2011 and has also served as an intern for retired U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Deanell Reece Tacha, also a Lawrence resident.
President Barack Obama nominated Srinivasan in June 2012 to fill the seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals that was vacated by now-U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. There are four vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit, and no one has been confirmed to it since 2006.
Srinivasan has received support from across the political spectrum.
In a statement, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., said "I have found Sri to be a highly qualified candidate with a distinguished career in the private sector and in the Departments of Justice of the Bush and Obama Administrations. Mr. Srinivasan is one of Kansas' most accomplished legal minds and among the nation's leading appellate lawyers."
Currently he is the principal deputy solicitor general of the United States and has argued many cases in both private practice and for the government before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals.