Obama Picks Anti-Alito Left-Winger For Ninth Circuit Court Seat

John L. Work
NewsRealBlog
2010 February 24

Conservative radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has said many times that elections have consequences. One of the more-far-reaching powers that sitting Presidents hold is the ability to influence the Leftward or Rightward tilt of the entire Republic by the appointments of Justices to the Federal Circuit Courts and to the Supreme Court. This Presidential legacy can span two generations or more, given long lives for particular Judges who are appointed for life and can be removed only through impeachment.

President Obama has chosen another leftist, Goodwin Liu, from the University of California at Berkeley Law School to sit on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Liu’s judicial and political history are not going to inspire happy dinner table conversation for conservatives. Christi Parsons’ complete L.A. Times Story is here:

“Reporting from Washington – President Obama will nominate UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, The Times has learned.

Liu carries credentials that some conservatives love to hate — including a leadership position in a progressive legal group and a record of opposing the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr…”

“…Liu, 39, also is chairman of the board of the American Constitution Society, whose mission statement opposes the “activist conservative legal movement…”

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