President Obama to Nominate Prof. Liu to Ninth Circuit

Speaking of law professors at the University of California at Berkeley, the Los Angeles Times reported this morning that President Obama will nominate Professor Goodwin Liu to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today.  I blogged on this possibility a few weeks back when this nomination was first floated.  My view remains the same:  From what I know of his background and experience I believe Prof. Liu is qualified for the job and I would vote to confirm him, but I expect his nomination to provoke significant Republican opposition, and not simply because he’s a liberal academic.

UPDATE: The official announcement is here.

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