Confirm Goodwin Liu to the Court of Appeals
by Jonathan Singer, Tue Mar 02, 2010 at 12:30:25 PM EST
As I noted here last week, President Obama has nominated Goodwin Liu, a constitutional law professor of mine at the University of California Berkeley School of Law, to a position on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Unsurprisingly, the right wing is already setting its sites on Professor Liu, just as they have on virtually all of the President's other judicial nominees. I have tried to correct some of the record with regard to Professor Liu here at MyDD. But in an effort to broaden the effort, I have created a new website in support of his nomination: ConfirmGoodwin.com.
The site is already loaded with a good deal of information -- statements from academics, politicians and media outlets of all stripes, Professor Liu's biography, fact checks. The site also contains a petition so that people can register their support for the nomination.
Professor Liu would make a great federal judge. Don't just take my word for it. Ask the American Bar Association, which awarded Goodwin Liu it's highest possible rating: a unanimous "well qualified." Ask the Sacramento Bee, which recently editorialized that "it is hard to image anyone who's better qualified than Liu." Ask the officials and academics from across the ideological and political spectrum speaking out on behalf of Professor Liu's nomination. Stop by ConfirmGoodwin.com today.