The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
March 3, 2011 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
Civil rights groups are urging the Senate to confirm Goodwin Liu, nominee to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, following his second successful hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday.
"After two confirmation hearings and several hours of testimony, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have had the opportunity to thoroughly consider the nomination of Professor Liu," said Karen K. Narasaki, president and executive director of the Asian American Justice Center. "We strongly urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to consider his nomination quickly and for the Senate to have an up-or-down vote without any additional delay."
Liu's nomination has languished for more than a year as some senators employed an unprecedented level of obstructionist tactics to slow down many of President Obama’s nominees. He is one of 18 nominees to the federal courts who were denied a vote in the Senate last year.