Congratulations to Sri Srinivasan for being confirmed today to a judgeship on the DC Circuit. The final vote was a squeaker — 97-0.
There is going to be a lot of speculation that Srinivasan may be nominated to the Supreme Court someday, so it’s perhaps worth noting that Justice Ginsburg has indicated that she is not going to retire this coming year. If Ginsburg announces her retirement at the end of the next Supreme Court term in late June 2014, however, Srivinasan would have served slightly over a year on the DC Circuit. By comparison, Justice Thomas served 16 months on that court before being nominated to the Supremes.