Sri Srinivasan, who is he? Scalia's possible replacement?

Could Sri Srinivasan be Antonin Scalia's replacement on the Supreme Court? (U.S. Court of Appeals)

Shortly after news broke that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had passed many started speculating who his successor would be if President Barack Obama were to nominate the next Supreme Court Justice.

One name floated frequently was Sri Srinivasan, who The New Yorker described as "the nominee in waiting."

Srinivasan, according to The New Yorker was "the Obama Administration's principal deputy solicitor general."

"He's had twenty or so arguments in the Supreme Court, including part of the Administration's attack on the Defense of Marriage Act last month," The New Yorker reported in 2013.

Srinivasan was nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. in 2012, at which time the President described him as "a highly-respected appellate advocate who has spent a distinguished career litigating before the U.S. Supreme Court."

According to a release by The White House at the time of his nomination, Srinivasan "began his legal career by serving as a law clerk for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ."

Srinivasan also spent a year as a fellow in the office of the Solicitor General and clerked for Sandra Day O'Conner, The White House said.

After serving as an associate at O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Srinivasan returned to the Solicitor General's Office to work as an Assistant to the Solicitor General.

The Stanford educated potential nominee received his bachelor degree, law degree and J.D. from California school. While Srinivasan was born in Chandigarh, India he grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, according to The White House.

Srikanth Srinivasan, of Virginia, was nominated to the U.S. Circuit Court Judge for Washington D.C. in May 2013. The tally was 97-0, including votes U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.

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