Federal Courts and Nominations

CAC Urges Senate to Confirm Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit

In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee sent on April 22, CAC has urged the Senate to confirm Berkeley Law Professor Goodwin Liu to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  As we stated in our letter, Professor Liu’s “exceptional record of accomplishments, his ‘well qualified’ rating by the American Bar Association, and his testimony at his confirmation hearing on April 16” demonstrate that Professor Liu “is overwhelmingly qualified to sit on the Court of Appeals.”  We add:

Most important from CAC’s perspective as an organization dedicated to the Constitution’s text and history, Professor Liu testified that the “the original meaning and of course the text of the Constitution” are critical in every constitutional case and that, in many cases, these sources can be determinative.  Professor Liu also responded to critics who have suggested that he believes in a “living” Constitution not only by making it clear that this is not how he views our Nation’s charter, but also by expressly stating that the Constitution is not “malleable.”

Professor Liu has the qualifications, the intellect, the temperament, and the commitment to fidelity to the rule of law to serve with great distinction on the Ninth Circuit.  We hope that he is quickly confirmed by the Senate.

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