Support Goodwin Liu's Confirmation to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Resolution number 10-07.04

WHEREAS, Goodwin Liu is currently the Associate Dean and Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, has practiced private law and clerked on the United States Supreme Court, was educated at Stanford University, Yale Law School and Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and is widely acknowledged by legal peers for his intellectual brilliance as evidenced by the highest possible rating given to him by the American Bar Association; and

WHEREAS, if confirmed, Goodwin Liu would be the nation’s only active Asian-American federal appeals judge serving out of 210 total seats, and would greatly enhance the possibility of the first Asian-American appointment to the United States Supreme Court in the future; and

WHEREAS, the partisan attempt by the Republican Party to mischaracterize Goodwin Liu’s record and derail his historic nomination is also an attempt to handicap President Barack Obama’s ability to appoint a qualified replacement of his choice for retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that in the interest of promoting intellectual brilliance and diversity in the highest courts of our land, the California Democratic Party urges the Senate Judiciary Committee and United States Senate to fairly and expeditiously confirm President Barack Obama’s well-qualified appointment of Goodwin Liu to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party will send this resolution to the Democratic members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, and Professor Goodwin Liu.

Authors/Sponsors: Clark Lee, AD 60; Jay Chen, AD 58; Mike Fong, AD45   
CDP Asian Pacific Islander Caucus Organization

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its Executive Board Meeting\xe2\x80\xa8
Holiday Inn San Jose
July 18, 2010

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