Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Vote On The Motion To Invoke Cloture On The Nomination Of Goodwin Liu To The Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals

“The partisan filibuster of Goodwin Liu’s nomination is another example of Republicans’ shifting standards on judicial nominations.  I have not been this disappointed in a vote on a judicial nomination since Senate Republicans voted in lock step to reject Missouri Justice Ronnie White in 1999.  Professor Liu deserved better treatment than the Senate has allowed.  All Americans suffer from this filibuster.”

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