WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10:  Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States Srikanth Srinivasan testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill April 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated Sirnivasan to be circuit judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. A significant number of Supreme Court appointees were previously D.C. Circuit Court judges.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)