You guys out there on the left coast need to get a hold of your state government. Well, nevermind, I’m sure it’s too far gone already. Maybe, though, you should just get out before fences are constructed, not to keep illegals out, but to keep you serfs in.
Sacramento — Barely three months after Senate Republicans denounced Goodwin Liu as a left-wing extremist and torpedoed his nomination to a federal appeals court, he was lauded as a brilliant and open-minded legal scholar Wednesday and confirmed to a seat on the California Supreme Court.
The Commission on Judicial Appointments voted 3-0 to endorse Gov. Jerry Brown’s nomination of the 40-year-old Liu to succeed retired Justice Carlos Moreno as the only Democratic appointee on the seven-member court.
Liu will be sworn in to office by Brown today and join the court in time for Tuesday’s critical hearing on Proposition 8, the 2008 initiative that outlawed same-sex marriage in California. The justices will consider whether California law allows the measure’s sponsors to represent the interests of the state and its voters in appealing a federal judge’s decision that Prop. 8 is unconstitutional.
Shwew! Just in the nick of time! The voters spoke and here comes Goodwin Liu on his leftist white horse to make sure their voices are quashed forever, and that the interests of a less than 10% minority are served in place of The People’s through their legal vote.
Liu becomes the Supreme Court’s first justice without previous judicial experience since Frank Newman, another UC Berkeley professor appointed by Brown during his first stint as governor in 1977.
No previous judicial experience? That’s as ridiculous as hiring a president with no previous executive experience…..oh wait, nevermind. No, on second thought, don’t nevermind. Obama should give you a good glimpse into what to expect of Liu.
I know the 9th Circus Court of Appeals is by far the most overturned appeals court in the land. Will this addition to the CA Supremes cause that record to be eclipsed in the coming months/years? It can’t bode well for our representative republic form of government being protected or maintained at the State Supreme Court level of CA, that much seems obvious.
But most of his positions are liberal. Liu favors same-sex marriage and affirmative action. He opposed Bush’s Supreme Court nominations of John Roberts and Samuel Alito. He formerly chaired the left-leaning American Constitution Society. And he co-authored a 2009 book that said constitutional rights evolve with the times, anathema to “originalists” like Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.