How liberal is the President’s latest nominee for the Ninth Circuit Court? According to Ed Whalen, even White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel tried to shoot down his candidacy.
The President, who’s never met a judicial activist he didn’t like, plowed ahead anyway. Today, Goodwin Liu was scheduled to appear for his first hearing in the Senate Judiciary committee, but the discussion was delayed over objections from committee members and will be rescheduled.
A rabid anti-family law professor, Liu is just 39-years-old but holds positions so extreme they would make traditional liberals blush. He claims the U.S. Constitution compels states to recognize same-sex “marriage,” believes in racial quotas and welfare “rights,” and even testified against John Roberts’ nomination to the Supreme Court because the Chief Justice supports “free enterprise” and “private property.”
Like so many of the President’s nominees, Liu has no business serving on any court–let alone the Ninth Circuit. This is a man whose entire legal experience can be summed up by a brief stint (less than two years!) as a junior associate at O’Melveny & Myers.
Tony Perkins heads the Family Research Council. This article is excerpted from the Washington Update that he compiles for the FRC.