Leahy Rebuts Calls To Put 9th Circ. Nominee On Ice

Law360, New York (April 7, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said Wednesday that he would not cave to requests from Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to indefinitely postpone a confirmation hearing for U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit nominee Goodwin Liu.

Judiciary Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., was joined by every Republican member of the panel in a letter sent Tuesday to committee chairman Leahy, slamming Liu's omission of 117 items from his official committee questionnaire.

The senators claimed that Liu's omissions on hot-button topics —...
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