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GOP takes a swing at Cal prof judicial nominee

By Josh Richman
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 7:39 am in Obama presidency.

The Republican National Committee today put out its first major partisan hit piece on University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall Law School Associate Dean and Professor Goodwin Liu, whom President Barack Obama nominated last month to a seat on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

As I’d reported on the blog and in print, the GOP doesn’t care for Liu’s liberal credentials – he chairs the progressive American Constitution Society’s board of directors; he’s a former member of the boards of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California and Chinese for Affirmative Action; and he served on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition’s education policy and agency review teams – or for his belief that judges should interpret the Constitution not according to “how its general principles would have been applied in 1789 or 1868, but rather how those principles should be applied today in order to preserve their power and meaning in light of the concerns, conditions, and evolving norms of our society.”

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