Why to be careful when blocking judicial nominations
- cause Back in May, Goodwin Liu’s nomination to the 9th Circuit Court was blocked by Republicans, due in part to his support for same-sex marriage.
- effect Liu is now on track to be seated on the California Supreme Court instead—and will likely be confirmed in time to hear the case to repeal Proposition 8. source
» One note: Goodwin Liu has publicly opposed Proposition 8 in the past, so if he ends up hearing the case, supporters of the law will likely ask that he recuse himself. But that doesn’t mean he has to.