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  • Friday, May 17, 2013 9:18 AM | SABA DC Communications (Administrator)
    Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved Sri Srinivasan, President Obama's appointee to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  If confirmed by the full Senate, Srinivasan would be the first South Asian American to sit on a US Court of Appeals.

    The Judiciary Committee also approved the nomination of Ray Chen to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Currently there are 19 Asian American Article III judges.  Two are on the US Court of Appeals – Denny Chin (2d Cir.) and Jacqueline Nguyen (9th Cir.). 

     

    Srinivasan and Chen will be put on the Senate Executive Calendar and will be eligible for Senate floor vote for confirmation. Currently, there is only one circuit court nominee in the queue waiting for confirmation.  Srinvasan will be the second on the list, followed by Chen.

    May is APA Heritage Month and the Asian American community is asking Senators Reid and McConnell to bring Srinivasan’s nomination to the floor before Memorial Day.  The community has been very successful in getting our Circuit Court nominees confirmed in May.  Last year Ninth Circuit Judge Jacqueline Nguyen was confirmed in May 2012 and we celebrated the confirmation of the first Asian American woman to the US Court of Appeals. 


  • Wednesday, May 01, 2013 8:49 PM | SABA DC Communications (Administrator)
    DC BAR 2013 ENDORSEMENTS

    SABA-DC Membership,

    The election process for the DC Bar leadership is currently underway. SABA-DC has received requests for endorsements from a number of the candidates and has reviewed the materials provided by these candidates. Based on our review of their qualifications, experience, leadership ability, and receptiveness to the needs of the South Asian legal community, SABA-DC is endorsing the candidates listed below for the DC Bar.

    We recommend that, when submitting your vote for the DC Bar elective office, you cast your vote for the candidates listed below. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our endorsement process or our decision to endorse these particular candidates.

    Ballots will be distributed by mail and electronically on April 30, and voting ends on May 24.  For more information, please visit www.dcbar.org

    SABA-DC endorses the following candidates running for D.C. Bar elective office:

    D.C. Bar President-Elect

    Lorelie S. Masters


    Treasurer

    Morton J. Posner


    Board of Governors

    Stephen I. Glover

    Jonathan K. Tycko
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2013 7:30 PM | SABA DC Communications (Administrator)
    The Senate's "Gang of Eight" has released its immigration bill.  Read a summary here, and read its full text here.
  • Thursday, April 11, 2013 6:54 AM | SABA DC Communications (Administrator)
    SABA-DC has extended the deadline for the Summer Public Interest Fellowship.  Applications are due TOMORROW.  Any current law student who plans to work in public interest in the Washington, D.C. metro area is eligible.  Apply today!
  • Thursday, April 11, 2013 6:44 AM | SABA DC Communications (Administrator)
    This picture from the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus' Facebook page show a packed room for yesterday's Senate hearing on the appointment of Sri Srinivasan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

    See SABA-DC's statement on the Srinivasan nomination here, and NASABA's statement here.
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