By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On Tuesday, July 26, Goodwin Liu was nominated to the California Supreme Court, replacing Associate Justice Carlos Moreno, the court’s only Latino member, who retired earlier this year. <!–more–> Liu, a University of California, Berkeley law professor, was nominated by California Gov. Jerry Brown. The California Supreme Court is […]
Taiwanese American Goodwin Liu, 40, withdrew from consideration for a judicial seat on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on May 25.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A liberal legal scholar is withdrawing his nomination to an appeals court judgeship after Senate Republicans blocked a vote on his confirmation late last month.
WASHINGTON — Republicans intensified opposition to the nominee for a San Francisco-based appeals court, setting up a test of whether President Barack Obama can win confirmation for an unabashed liberal.
Last week, Justice John Paul Stevens, known by many as the “most liberal” justice, announced that he will retire from the U.S. Supreme Court this summer. He will be 90 years old on April 20.
Goodwin Liu, 39, is a liberal legal scholar who, if confirmed, could become a force on the federal appeals court for decades.