Obama Pick for Bench Blocked by GOP For First Time

This might be good news. I really don’t know enough about Goodwin Liu to make any comment but it’s good to see the Republicans fight, for a change.

According to the article in Yahoo News, he seems to be an ultra-liberal loon, so he’d fit right in with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

To most Democrats and liberal backers, Liu is the type of nominee they want for a lifetime appointment on the federal bench. He supports liberal social issues such as gay marriage and affirmative action. He was given a top rating of unanimously well-qualified by the American Bar Association. He was a Rhodes Scholar and clerked for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He received numerous awards for academic and legal achievements, including the highest teaching award at his law school.

He seems to be qualified, except for a habit of opening his mouth and having venom pour out. About Supreme Court Justice Sam Alito he had this to say;

Liu had said Alito’s vision was an America “where police may shoot and kill an unarmed boy … where federal agents may point guns at ordinary citizens during a raid, even after no sign of resistance … where the FBI may install a camera where you sleep … where a black man may be sentenced to death by an all-white jury for killing a white man, absent … analysis showing discrimination.”

He sort of apologized, when he had to face the Senate Judiciary Committee to confirm his appointment. Funny how that happens.

I know I am a dreamer, but it would be nice to have Justices who tried to follow the laws and the Constitution, instead of using their positions to advance their political agendas.


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