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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.

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August 30, 2011 // 22:53 // 2 years ago
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    Though he doesn’t have to he entirely should. If you think it’s OK for liberal minded judges to not excuse themselves...
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    Well, if Clarence Thomas doesn’t feel the need to recuse himself in cases where there’s a conflict of interest, then...
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    I was so disappointed when he understandably withdrew his nomination to the 9th circuit. :( I’m glad he’s back in...
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