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Goodwin Liu withdraws appeals court nomination
AP via InsideBayArea ^ | 5/25/11 | MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Posted on 05/25/2011 3:56:00 PM PDT by SmithL

WASHINGTON -- A liberal legal scholar is withdrawing his nomination to an appeals court judgeship after Senate Republicans blocked a vote on his confirmation last week.

Goodwin Liu, 40, said in a letter to President Barack Obama Wednesday that he and family need "to make plans for the future" now that there is little prospect of a Senate vote on his nomination.

(Excerpt) Read more at insidebayarea.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 9thcircus; crushliberalism; democrats; fillibuster; goodwinliu; judiciary; liberals; liu; obama; scotus
Good, the 9th Circus already has enough clowns.
1 posted on 05/25/2011 3:56:05 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

yes!


2 posted on 05/25/2011 3:58:16 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: SmithL

Maybe you could go make a living practicing law, Prof. Liu? In the sense of representing clients, understanding their businesses, realizing how the rules of evidence work in real cases, etc., etc.? It’s one of the reasons that even the far-left ABA purports to expect appellate-judge nominees to have at least 12 years experience either on the bench or practicing law. (Yet you, with only two years of very thin law practice and zero years on any bench, somehow got a “well qualified” rating from the ABA.)


3 posted on 05/25/2011 3:58:54 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: SmithL

Not coming close to the 60 votes required for cloture was a bad loss for Liu. (Couldn’t resist.)


4 posted on 05/25/2011 4:07:38 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: SmithL
Two words...

Robert Bork

5 posted on 05/25/2011 4:09:30 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: SmithL

Take a hike you brainwashed commie stooge. His talents would be greatly appreciated in North Korea.


6 posted on 05/25/2011 4:11:08 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: SmithL

I’m waiting for a recess appointment this weekend.


7 posted on 05/25/2011 4:12:54 PM PDT by AU72
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To: SmithL
"to make plans for the future"

I doubt he has to make many plans, he fits right in at Bezerkley.

8 posted on 05/25/2011 4:22:42 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: SmithL

See what happens when you exert a little effort? Too bad they didn’t even try to shut out Kagan. They need to filibuster every court pick the commie prick comes up with.


9 posted on 05/25/2011 4:23:34 PM PDT by Graneros ("Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.")
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To: pogo101
It’s one of the reasons that even the far-left ABA purports to expect appellate-judge nominees to have at least 12 years experience either on the bench or practicing law.

But he was given a well-qualified rating by the ABA.

10 posted on 05/25/2011 4:28:44 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: dennisw; SmithL

Did you bother to read Freeper Smith’s initial comment before you called him a commie stooge? Your comment seems rather bizarre.


11 posted on 05/25/2011 4:29:43 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316; dennisw

I assumed the comment was directed at Comrade Liu.


12 posted on 05/25/2011 4:35:40 PM PDT by SmithL (Bacon, the ultimate condiment!)
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To: SmithL; dennisw

I hope that you are correct and will assume that I misunderstood.


13 posted on 05/25/2011 4:39:13 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: SmithL

“liberal legal scholar” = oxymoron


14 posted on 05/25/2011 4:39:44 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Celebrate 'Civility'")
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To: SmithL

If only he’d been this pragmatic with his rulings.


15 posted on 05/25/2011 4:42:53 PM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: SmithL

Liu can sod off back to his liberal enclave.

He isn’t fit to judge a dog show.


16 posted on 05/25/2011 4:54:29 PM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: SmithL; ExTexasRedhead; Impy; Norman Bates

Good! Republicans managed a victory. DemocRATS had planned to put him on the Supreme Court eventually.


17 posted on 05/25/2011 4:57:35 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: SmithL

Excellent! This dude is bad news.


18 posted on 05/25/2011 5:08:42 PM PDT by libertymaker
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To: SmithL

Piece of commie trash. Empty suit. See ya around.


19 posted on 05/25/2011 5:48:31 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: SeaHawkFan

(can’t tell if you’re being serious or not,so) Yeah, what you said about the well-qualified rating despite his lack of experience ... is the very next thing that I said ... ?


20 posted on 05/25/2011 6:17:25 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: SmithL

If obama made the nomination, how does Lieu withdraw it?


21 posted on 05/25/2011 6:18:00 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: SmithL

It’s hard to believe a scumbag liberal did the honorable thing. In fact, I don’t believe it.
There had to be a nudge and a payoff in there somewhere.


22 posted on 05/25/2011 6:20:47 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: centurion316

Are you nuts?
Freepers always comment in the second person like that (directed at the subject of the thread).


23 posted on 05/25/2011 6:23:52 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: SmithL; centurion316

Yes entire the comment was directed at comrade Liu. The guy gives me the creeps.


24 posted on 05/25/2011 6:30:43 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: SmithL; centurion316

Yes the entire comment was directed at comrade Liu. The guy gives me the creeps.


25 posted on 05/25/2011 6:31:12 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: SmithL

Great news!


26 posted on 05/25/2011 6:33:52 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: South40

Two more; Miguel Estrada.


27 posted on 05/25/2011 8:21:36 PM PDT by allblues
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To: SmithL

Goodwin Liu: Let’s parse his name

“Good” “Win” as in a “good win” for America not having this leftist clown on the bench

Liu: “Would I li to u” about how balanced my decisions would be?

The LU - where he belongs.

PS: I didn’t do well in English classes.


28 posted on 05/25/2011 9:18:08 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I understood what you were saying.


29 posted on 05/25/2011 9:34:17 PM PDT by SmithL (Bacon, the ultimate condiment!)
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To: SmithL

to SmithL I’m glad you understood what I was saying. Now, would you please tell me what it was. I’m a little slow tonight.

After working past 4:00 Am this morning, I woke up at 6:21 AM, then again at 8:00 to make sure my daughter got ready for work.

Then my neighbor had her roof redone, about 25 feet from my bedroom window. Nothing like 4 hours of nail guns going off without a break.

Then off to work again without a break.

Now, what did I write?


30 posted on 05/25/2011 9:59:01 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: pogo101

I’m a lawyer and I don’t have a single friend in the legal community who is a member of the ABA. They are just another liberal lobbying group.


31 posted on 05/26/2011 7:13:49 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: SmithL

Looks like we won this one.


32 posted on 05/26/2011 7:39:06 AM PDT by RockinRight (Cain-McCotter is a much better ticket than McCain-Kotter.)
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To: SmithL
'Goodwin Liu withdraws appeals court nomination'

33 posted on 05/26/2011 8:54:17 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: Inwoodian

Almost the same here. Not a member; because I joined the Law Student section for free as a law student, they still stalk me (apparently using public info from the state bar to track my changing contact info) and telephone-solicit me about every 3 years. The last time I got such a call, the solicitor (obviously following a script in response to my initial NO NO NOs) asked what it would take for me to join, such as free membership for 2 years, etc. I said, “You misunderstand. I affirmatively seek NOT to be affiliated with the ABA. You could pay ME and I still would not say I was a member.” That ended the entreaties.

I have a few acquaintances who are members, as is my72-year-old dad, but they are under no illusions that it’s a neutral trade organization anymore.


34 posted on 05/26/2011 2:25:35 PM PDT by pogo101
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