Tag Archives: Goodwin Liu

California court seems torn over Prop 8 standing issue

Proponents of Proposition 8 argued Tuesday that Yes on 8 must be granted standing to defend the California same-sex marriage ban in federal court; opponents argued Yes on 8 must be denied standing.

Argument Tuesday in Prop 8 standing

For the second week in a row, Proposition 8 is in court and, next week, it’s right back where it started. On Tuesday, September 6, the court is the California Supreme Court, and the question is whether there is any authority

Grassley grills lesbian nominee for federal court

Lesbian judicial nominee Alison Nathan told the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday that, despite her relative youth and inexperience, she thinks she is well qualified to be a U.S. District Court judge.

Republicans block judicial nominee’s confirmation

The nomination of a liberal judicial candidate considered supportive, at least personally, of marriage equality, failed to muster enough votes in the U.S. Senate Thursday, May 19, to bring his confirmation to the floor.

Grassley puts gay district court nominee’s vote on hold

The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday morning asked that the nomination of openly gay attorney Paul Oetken and three other federal district court nominees be held over indefinitely.

Senate confirmations: A partisan pelt-and-wait game

It looked like a cake-walk: President Obama nominated openly gay attorney Paul Oetken to a federal district court bench in Manhattan two months ago, and just last week, he had a confirmation hearing.

Gay federal appeals nominee: 11 months and still waiting for hearing

Republican members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee have been holding up the nomination of President Obama’s only openly gay nominee to a federal appeals bench.

Liberal nominee clears Senate committee

The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday morning recommended the nomination of pro-gay law professor Goodwin Liu to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals by a vote of 12 to 7.

Keen News Service Podcast, 4/18/2010

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9th Circuit nominee grilled over Prop 8

The confirmation hearing Friday, April 16, for a well-known liberal nominee to a federal appeals court deteriorated quickly into a political battlefield. Republicans seemed intent on settling old scores.