The Los Angeles Times previews today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. As I predicted, it looks like this nomination will face substantial opposition from Republicans.
UPDATE: At NRO, Ed Whelan outlines the case against Liu. I expect Republicans will raise many of the issues Whelan identifies at today’s hearing. The Liu nomination also concerns the Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro. On the other hand, one of Professor Liu’s students has set up a pro-confirmation website.
SECOND UPDATE: The hearing on Goodwin Liu’s confirmation has been postponed.