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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Applauds Nomination of Goodwin Liu to the California Supreme Court

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights welcomed the news that California Governor Jerry Brown has nominated law professor Goodwin Liu to serve on the state’s supreme court. In a statement on Liu’s nomination, Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference, said: Goodwin Liu will make an exceptional justice on the California … Read More

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Closing the Courtroom Doors to Ordinary Americans

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions reveal a growing trend toward limiting Americans’ access to the courts, according to witnesses testifying at a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. “Especially in these tough economic times, American consumers and employees rely on the law to protect them from fraud and discrimination,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D. Vt. “They … Read More

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Filibuster Blocks Confirmation Vote on Goodwin Liu

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Senate today was blocked from holding a confirmation vote on the nomination of Professor Goodwin Liu to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit when it failed to garner enough votes to overcome a procedural hurdle. “Today’s filibuster of Goodwin Liu is a reckless escalation in the ongoing … Read More

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Senate Confirms Edward Chen After Nearly Two-Year Delay

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Senate voted today to confirm the nomination of Edward Milton Chen to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. He will become the first Asian Pacific American federal judge to sit in San Francisco and the first Chinese American judge in the Northern District. “This is welcome news for an overworked federal bench … Read More

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Goodwin Liu Voted out of Senate Judiciary Committee for Third Time

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Senate Judiciary Committee recommended Goodwin Liu for a federal judgeship today for the third time, on a 10-8 party line vote.  The seat to which he has been nominated is considered a “judicial emergency.” President Barack Obama originally nominated Liu to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on February … Read More

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