Washington: Indian-American legal luminary Sri Srinivasan was on Tuesday sworn-in as a judge in the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, the second most powerful court in the United States after the Supreme Court.

With this, Chandigarh-born 46-year-old Srinivasan has become the first Indian-American judge in the second most powerful court of the country.

Described by President Barack Obama as "trailblazer", Srinivasan attributed phenomenal success to his family and the Indian-American community.

"You all made it possible. I am incredibly honored and humbled by the tremendous support you have given me," Srinivasan told a gathering of Indian-Americans at a reception hosted in his honor by the Indian Ambassador to the US, Nirupama Rao.

Srinivasan was first nominated by Obama on June 11, 2012. On January 2, 2013, his nomination was returned to the President, due to the sine die adjournment of the Senate. On January 3, 2013, Obama re-nominated him for the same office.


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