By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly A divided U.S. Court of Appeals panel upheld NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s four-game suspension of Tom Brady for his involvement in “Deflategate” on April 25. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled 2-to-1 that Goodell did not deprive Brady of “fundamental fairness” […]
The death of Justice Antonin Scalia during a presidential election year has left a hole in the U.S. Supreme Court that President Barack Obama and his legal advisers will scramble to fill before Obama departs office. Will an Asian/Pacific American (APA) be the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia? That sure is one […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Linda Lau, nonpartisan, is running unopposed for Court of Appeals Judge, Division 1, District 1,
By Martha Irvine AP National Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Genevieve Liu sits back in bed each night, still thinking of her father before she sleeps. He used to sing the same song to his children at bedtime, often before he’d head to surgery to save the life of someone else’s child.
Last week, a news story appeared on The Associated Press (AP) wire, stating that all of Gov. Chris Gregoire’s new hires on her leadership team are white. The hirings were befuddling to many of her supporters, especially those of color, as Gregoire has always vowed that diversity is of the utmost importance to her.
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 […]
Making headlines as of late is Judge Sonia Sotomayor who has been nominated by President Obama to become the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice. If confirmed, which is likely, Sotomayor would be the third female to serve in the position (after Sandra Day O’Connor under Reagan and Ruth Bader Ginsberg under Clinton). She would also […]