Friday, May 27, 2011

Radical Obama Court Nominee Defeated

Council for America and its project Americans for Sovereignty opposed the nomination of Goodwin Liu to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Council for America and its thousands of supporters urged Senators to vote against cloture. Cloture failed and Liu was defeated.

Liu is yet another left-wing nominee of President Obama -- unfortunately, one of many. He is a far-left ideologue who is far out of the mainstream of jurisprudence.

On foreign law: Goodwin Liu states, “The use of foreign authority in American constitutional law is a judicial practice that has been very controversial in recent years. The U.S. Supreme Court has cited foreign authority in cases limiting the death penalty and invalidating criminal laws against homosexual sodomy, among others. The resistance to this practice is difficult for me to grasp, since the United States can hardly claim to have a monopoly on wise solutions to common legal problems faced by constitutional democracies around the world.”

On understanding the Constitution: Liu states, “I think that to say that all we do is we look at the text and we read the words literally, or all we do is look at the text and ask how did the people in 1789 or the people in 1868 understand it – that I think misses an entire range of experience that the nation has itself learned and that judges can rightly take into account.” He also says the Constitution is “ a living document,” “indeterminate,” and determined by “socially situated modes of reasoning…”

Mr. Liu openly supports judicial activism and the belief that a judge can interpret laws to suit their own world or political views.

Council for America in its 2011 Americans for Sovereignty Congressional Scorecard will be rating a vote against cloture as a plus vote. The defeat of Goodwin Liu’s nomination stops yet another far leftist from having a lifetime appointment to one of the highest courts of our land.

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