Friday, April 16, 2010

Goodwin Liu: Intemperate Defamer Extraordinaire

This hack really doesn't deserve to be a judge (via The Wall Street Journal):
Speaking of the nomination of now Chief Justice John Roberts, Mr. Liu opined that words like "'free enterprise,' 'private ownership of property,' and 'limited government'" are "code words for an ideological agenda hostile to environmental, workplace, and consumer protections."

On the nomination of now-Justice Samuel Alito, Professor Liu was even nastier. In a statement reminiscent of Ted Kennedy's slur against Robert Bork, Mr. Liu wrote that "Judge Alito's record envisions an America where police may shoot and kill an unarmed boy to stop him from running away with a stolen purse; where federal agents may point guns at ordinary citizens during a raid, even after no sign of resistance...where a black man may be sentenced to death by an all-white jury for killing a white man...and where police may search what a warrant permits, and then some."
Really, for Obama to nominate someone to the Federal judiciary who would make these sort of outrageous and reckless statements says something about the president's ability to evaluate character. But we kind of already knew that when he nominated the "Wise Latina" to the Supreme Court.