In what has become the most contentious lower-court nomination of the Obama presidency, Republican senators on Friday picked apart the writings and public statements of law professor Goodwin Liu, nominated for the 9th Circuit. While he is likely to win the backing of the Senate Judiciary Committee, possibly along partisan lines, the ideological division could force a showdown in the Senate over a potential filibuster. That might happen at the same time the Senate is considering a successor to Justice John Paul Stevens.
GOP Senators Lay Into 9th Circuit Judicial Nominee
The National Law Journal
April 19, 2010