Name: Goodwin Liu
Nominated to: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Alaska)
Date Nominated: February 24th, 2010
ABA Rating: Unanimously Well Qualified
Committee Hearing: Unscheduled
Home State: Born in Georgia, Grew up in California
Current Job: Associate Dean and Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law
If Professor Liu were confirmed, he would be the only Asian Pacific American on the Federal Courts of Appeals (unless Judge Denny Chin, nominated to the 2nd Circuit, were confirmed before him). Professor Liu spoke about the federal judciairy at the 2007 URJ Biennial in San Diego.
Judiciary Committee Questionnaire
White House Press Release Announcing Nomination
"Obama Nominates Berkeley Prof to Appeals Court," San Francisco Chronicle, February 25, 2010.