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.
BEIJING (AP) — In China, tobacco companies sponsor schools. Almost half of all male doctors smoke. And one wedding dinner ritual involves the bride lighting cigarettes for each of her male guests. China has committed to banning smoking at public indoor venues by Jan. 9, in accordance with a global anti-tobacco treaty backed by the World Health Organization …
Goodwin Liu, 39, is a liberal legal scholar who, if confirmed, could become a force on the federal appeals court for decades.
Harold Hongju Koh, 54, brother of Dr. Harold Koh, the Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health-Designate, becomes the second Koh to receive a nomination.