Today's Date: April 22, 2024
Donor Dash Brings Wyomingites Together to Celebrate the Gift of Life   •   Statement by the Prime Minister on Ridván   •   Earth Day Commitment: YOFC Advances Global Sustainability through Proactive ESG Integration   •   Solar Coming to a Target Near You: Jackery is Bringing Portable Solar Energy to 500 Target Stores Nationwide in Time for Earth D   •   Southeast Seattle Schools Collaborative Fundraiser seeks community support to raise funds   •   Data4Industry-X Bridging Industrial Data Ecosystems by Interfacing with OPC UA Protocol and using Eclipse Dataspace Components f   •   TCL Proactively Unites Global Partners for Greatness at 2024 Global Partners Conference   •   Shincheonji Church of Jesus Hosts 1st Continental Bible Seminar in the Philippines   •   The Government of Mongolia and The Nature Conservancy Secure ‘Eternal Mongolia’, a Pathway to Achieve the Nation&rsq   •   Earth Day 2024: Zoomlion Leads Green Transformation in Global Construction Machinery Industry   •   After Two-Year Composting Experiment: PUMA Makes RE:SUEDE 2.0 Sneaker Available for Sale   •   The LYCRA Company Invites the Apparel Industry to View “FashionFarmers,” an Innovative Media Campaign Launching on E   •   Asia Green Fund Publishes the <2023 Green Impact Report>   •   New Business Opportunities in the Silver Economy-Many overseas companies participate in China's largest senior care show   •   Don't Leave Them Behind: Educate Today's Generation to Save Their Lives and Planet Earth   •   T2EARTH Launches Official YouTube Channel – T2EARTH Talks   •   BXP Releases 2023 Sustainability & Impact Report   •   COP28 President receives inaugural 'Global Energy Transition Impact Award' from World Energy Council   •   Ivanti Earns ISO 14001 Certification and Launches Global Tree-Planting Initiative for Earth Day, Fostering Environmental Steward   •   University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies Releases White Paper on How Organizations Can Improve Workplace Wellness Throu
Bookmark and Share

Groups Push For Asian Judge's Confirmation

WASHINGTON - Civil rights groups are urging the Senate to confirm Goodwin Liu, nominee to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, following his second successful hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"After two confirmation hearings and several hours of testimony, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have had the opportunity to thoroughly consider the nomination of Professor Liu," said Karen K. Narasaki, president and executive director of the Asian American Justice Center. "We strongly urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to consider his nomination quickly and for the Senate to have an up-or-down vote without any additional delay."

Liu's nomination has languished for more than a year as some senators employed an unprecedented level of obstructionist tactics to slow down many of President Obama’s nominees. He is one of 18 nominees to the federal courts who were denied a vote in the Senate last year.

In fact, the Senate’s inaction forced President Obama to renominate Liu twice, most recently on January 5. President Obama originally nominated Liu on February 24, 2010, and the Senate Judiciary Committee first approved his nomination on May 13, 2010.

Liu is an acclaimed scholar, teacher, and nationally recognized expert on constitutional and education law who currently serves as associate dean and professor of law at UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law. He enjoys bipartisan support and is widely supported by the civil and human rights community.

"A year is too long to wait to confirm a nominee as qualified and respected as he is. The Senate should end the destructive stalemate that has delayed his and dozens of other confirmations and bring this nomination to a vote immediately," said Nan Aron, president of the Alliance for Justice. "Liu's elevation to the bench would not only help mitigate the crisis of our understaffed courts and contribute to the diversity of the federal bench, it would ensure that the American people will be served by one of the finest legal minds of his generation."

The failure of the Senate to overcome the obstructionist tactics of the minority party during the last two years greatly increased the number of judicial vacancies on the federal courts. There are currently 99 vacancies – 44 of which have been termed "judicial emergencies," (including Liu’s seat) by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts because they do not have enough judges to handle the caseload. A court with vacancies and increased workload means long delays for people seeking to enforce their rights or settle their legal disputes in court.

 


STORY TAGS: Goodwin Lee , Senate , ninth circuit court of appealsAsian News, Asian American News, Asian Pacific Islander News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News