Liu Asks Obama To Withdraw 9th Circ. Nomination

Law360, New York (May 25, 2011, 8:39 PM EDT) -- University of California, Berkeley, law professor Goodwin Liu asked President Barack Obama on Wednesday to withdraw his candidacy for a Ninth Circuit seat less than a week after Senate Republicans filibustered his nomination and branded him a liberal judicial activist.

In a letter to Obama, Liu said that he had been deeply honored by his nomination. But he noted the Ninth Circuit's Judicial Council's “desperate need for judges” to fill current vacancies, and said it was clear that continuing his nomination would not quickly fill that...
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