Goodwin Liu confirmed

This afternoon, distinguished UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu was unanimously confirmed for a seat on the California Supreme Court, giving California’s seven-member high court a majority of Asian justices for the first time in its history. Liu was of course repeatedly stymied by Senate Republicans when he was nominated by President Obama for a seat on the 9th Circuit. Liu’s confirmation “boosts the career of a 40-year-old liberal legal superstar,” but also provides hope for future lawyers with dreams of judicial service.