After the Dhimmicrats failed to end the filibuster of the nomination of Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit, in the Senate, he has asked for his nomination to be withdrawn. The vote was 52-43, which meant that the Dhimmicrats were not going to be able to get confirmation for Liu.
Big Government reports:
Not only did liberals fall eight votes short, but the final tally suggests that Democrat-controlled Senate would be unable to confirm the Obama nominee even if Liu did get an up-or-down vote. Liu was one of Obama’s most radical and inexperienced judicial nominees. Our members (and thousands of other grassroots conservatives) mobilized, and we stopped this judicial disaster in the making. After the vote, Prof. Liu asked President Obama to withdraw his nomination. Victory achieved!
Judicial Watch vigorously opposed the Liu nomination from the get-go. In fact, we sent a letter in March 2010 to Senators Leahy and Sessions from the Senate Judiciary Committee outlining our case against Liu:
- In a book he co-authored, Keeping Faith with the Constitution, Mr. Liu suggests that the Constitution should be interpreted using the “evolving norms and traditions of our society.” This activist theory for interpreting the Constitution would substitute the whims of individual judges over the text and original meaning of the U.S. Constitution.
- Mr. Liu joined an amicus brief that suggests that the Constitution’s equal protection clause requires allowing same-sex couples to marry. Mr. Liu has a radical and expansive view of judicially-enforceable rights to “welfare,” and seems to oppose the notion that the Constitution is colorblind.
- Also of concern is Mr. Liu’s lack of practical legal experience. Mr. Liu has practiced law for just a little over ten years. Judicial nominees ought to have significant practical experience as a lawyer or a judge, especially nominees for appellate seats.
And then, of course, there was Liu’s vicious attack on then-Judge Alito during Alito’s Supreme Court confirmation process.
As reported by The Associate Press, “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.’”
When questioned about these over-the-top comments during his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Liu admitted this “was not an appropriate way to describe Justice Alito.” He described his statements as “unduly harsh,” and said, “If I had it to do over again, I would have deleted it,” the AP reported. This mea culpa fooled few.