Goodwin Liu Confirmed to State Supreme Court


SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday announced the confirmation of Goodwin Liu to the California Supreme Court.

Liu will be sworn in on Thursday at noon at the State Capitol. The governor will be joined by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and leadership from the judicial, legislative and executive branches for this event. Attendance is by invitation only.

Brown nominated Liu, a professor of law at UC Berkeley Law School, on July 26. Liu had previously been nominated by President Obama to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, but Senate Republicans blocked a final vote on the nomination and Liu withdrew his name.

On Wednesday, Liu was confirmed by a three-member panel composed of Cantil-Sakauye, Attorney General Kamala Harris and Justice Joan Dempsey Klein. They heard testimony from witnesses who favored confirmation, and from Liu himself.

Liu replaces Justice Carlos Moreno, who retired in February.


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