Verne Strickland USA DOT COM May 17, 2011
TAKE ACTION TO STOP OBAMA'S WORST
JUDICIAL NOMINEE - GOODWIN LIU
On Tuesday night, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed cloture to end debate
on the nomination of Goodwin Liu to the federal appeals court for the 9th District
based in California.The vote will be on Thursday and it will take 60 votes to bring
Liu's nomination to a vote.
Of all the poorly qualified political activists President Obama has
nominated to the federal bench, Liu is arguably the worst of the
bunch. An Associate Dean at Berkeley School of Law, Liu has no
trial experience and does not even meet the standards set by the
American Bar Association.
A hero to the left for opposing the nominations of John Roberts and Samuel
Alitoto the Supreme Court, Liu, if confirmed, would nevertheless be the
odds-on favoritefor the next Supreme Court vacancy.
Liu has made it clear that he believes the constitution is merely a guide to
judicial decisions. In his writings, Liu said he "envisions the judiciary as a
culturally situated interpreter of social meaning."
The key to judicial decisions, says Liu, should be "our collective values,"
"evolving norms," and "social understandings," rather than the Constitution
as written or the laws passed by Congress.
How would this philosophy manifest itself? Well, for one thing, Liu has said
there is a constitutional right to welfare, or as he put it, "negative rights against
government oppression" and "positive rights to government assistance" should
have "equal constitutional status."
Liu's view on criminal law has resulted in the extraordinary opposition
from 42 of 58 District Attorney's in California, where the 9th Circuit
is based. Here's what they said about a Liu paper on criminal law:
"This document demonstrated beyond serious question that his (Liu's)
views on criminal law, capital punishment and the role of the federal
courts in second-guessing state decisions are fully aligned" with an
appeals court that is "far outside of the judicial mainstream."
Other writings by Liu have supported reparations for slavery
and racial quotas to remedy "societal discrimination," a position
rejected by the Supreme Court.
Although Liu wants a pass for his past statements, he helped lead the
fight against the Roberts and Alito Supreme Court nominations. Roberts,
he said in an op-ed, had an "ideological agenda" hostile to the environmental
workplace and consumer protections. Liu testified at Alito's confirmation
hearing that the "America envisioned by his (Alito's) record is not the
America we know, nor is it the America we aspire to be."
STOP THE LIU NOMINATION BY TAKING ACTION
NOW. URGE Sen. Richard M. Burr AND Sen. Kay Hagan
TO OPPOSE CLOTURE ON THE LIU NOMINATION BY
CALLING (202) 224-3154 OR (202) 224-6342 NOW.
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