Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Liu to California Supreme Court?

Governor Brown has nominated Goodwin Liu to the California Supreme Court.  A worthy replacement for Justice Moreno, I would say.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah! Fuck you, Senate!

7/26/2011 9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great choice for a professor.

Terrible choice for a judge.

7/26/2011 11:25 AM  
Blogger James said...

Great choice for a blog to comment on.

Terrible choice for a comment.

7/26/2011 11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had Liu for Con Law and he's a lot more conservative than I am when it comes to the California Constitution. I remember the day after prop 8 passed we were all begging him to say it was a revision and not an amendment to the constitution (if it was a revision it could have been invalidated). He wouldn't bite and maintained that precedent would dictate that prop 8 would not be considered a revision.

I think he'll make an excellent judge - and (for many reasons) a much better judge than I.

7/26/2011 2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I generally quite enjoy Prof. Liu, and I think this could quite possibly be a terrific stepping stone to SCOTUS. (I believe Moreno was once under consideration, no?) But I will say one thing. Many fear (or hope) that Liu will one day be the liberal foil to Scalia. But he strikes me as too opaque. Those eggs should go in the Kagan basket.

7/26/2011 3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, because Kagan is soooo liberal.

7/26/2011 3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is Liu "too opaque" because because he wants to constitutionalize education law, but knows that if he frankly admits it he has no chance of being confirmed? when you read the reviews academics wrote in praise of his writings, they all assumed that Liu was deliberately laying the groundwork to assert judicial power over education policy. isn't that the real promise/danger of Liu and isn't he being deliberately coy about it?

7/26/2011 6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's not any worse than the other liberals who don't seem to have any problem rewriting the constitution to conform the law to their utopian vision of America.

Liberal fanatics reading this comment (i.e. most of you): please recognize that conservatives like myself are not necessarily opposed to the policies Liu and others support. We are opposed to the imposition of those policies through the judiciary - unelected, unaccountable judges.

It undermines the entire legal system, upon which so many of your precious civil rights are dependent, when judges take the constitution into their own hands. It's about the means, not the ends.

"Constitutionalization" of education, affirmative action, free abortions and sex changes for pre-teens, etc whatever, are noble goals, but they don't justify undermining our entire legal system.

Reject Liu CAL SCT! Vote Liu for Dean!

PS - I just made this comment to piss of James.

7/26/2011 7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trying to piss off James is like trying to bang drunk chicks at a Rainbow Gathering. Way too easy, and not much fun when you succeed.

7/26/2011 7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are people doing for government careers now that DOJ honors virtually was cancelled?

7/26/2011 9:10 PM  
Blogger James said...

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7/26/2011 11:55 PM  
Blogger James said...

You pissed me off with your typo, that's for sure.

*Note- previous post deleted due to spelling error.

7/26/2011 11:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel like I got clobbered by the MBE train today.

7/27/2011 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ugh, yes. fuck the mbe.

7/27/2011 6:37 PM  
Blogger Armen said...

No need to dwell on the MBE, or any other part of the bar once you're done, but I think Toney's comment, from last year is worth repeating:

"Uh... wasn't that supposed to be the easy part? I feel like they were rude not to provide lube.

Also, it's pretty cool that Wills and Civ Pro are now MBE topics."

Point being, it's perfectly normal to feel nauseated after you go through the bar. Frankly I'd be concerned if you walked out of there thinking you nailed 90% of the questions.

7/27/2011 10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those people talking about the end of IBR with the republicans in power: IBR is still there but they are slowly chipping away at the financial future of graduate students. No more subsidized loans.


8/02/2011 8:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the cancellation of the interest rate reduction for 12 months of on-time payments is retroactive? I haven't had a chance to research.

8/02/2011 11:52 AM  

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