Sri Srinivasan

Prayers of an Indian village go unanswered with Supreme Court nomination

Prayers of an Indian village go unanswered with Supreme Court nomination

The prayers of a southern Indian village went unanswered Wednesday morning when Obama named Merrick Garland as his next Supreme Court nominee.

Distant relatives and well-wishers of Sri Srinivasan, believed to be a likely pick for the nomination, had been holding services in his honor in the riverside hamlet of Mela Thiruvenkatanathapuram, where Srinivasan's father and grandfather were born.

At the main temple, topped with a trapezoidal roof studded with colorful statues of...

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