Two months after U.S. Senate Republicans forced law professor Goodwin Liu to withdraw as a nominee for federal court, Liu is up for a spot on California's top state court.
The Recorder, a sibling publication of The National Law Journal, reports that Gov. Jerry Brown (D) announced Liu’s nomination today in a news release. Liu, 40, is an associate dean and professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and he’s been a high-profile figure among liberal academics, once serving as chairman of the American Constitution Society.
Republicans filibustered Liu’s nomination for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, in part because of Liu’s 2006 testimony against the confirmation of Justice Samuel Alito Jr.
The Recorder reports that Liu’s nomination is likely to receive an easy confirmation hearing. Click here for more.