U.S. Senate is set
to vote today on the nomination by President Obama of Goodwin Liu to sit on
the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (already known as a liberal and activist
Whelan and Curt
Levey explain why Liu’s nomination should be opposed by people who believe
in the limited role of judges to apply (not create) the law and respect the
UPDATE: Republican Leader Mitch McConnell predicts Liu's nomination will fail, while Sen. Hatch explains his opposition.
UPDATE 2: The cloture vote on the nomination of Goodwin Liu just failed by a vote of 52 - 43 (cloture requires 60 votes). Liu's nomination has therefore been rejected. Andrew Stiles reports. See how both your senators voted here.