The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on federal appellate nominee Goodwin Liu, whom Republicans have sharply criticized for the opinions raised in his academic writings and public statements.
Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) set the vote for the committee’s weekly business meeting, though the committee’s rules allow senators to delay a vote by one meeting and Republicans have typically done that for President Barack Obama’s most controversial judicial nominees.
Also, Liu, nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, has submitted an 82-page response to written follow-up questions from senators. Click here (PDF) to download. Click here, here, and here for coverage from his April 16 confirmation hearing.