Thursday, May 06, 2010

Liu-dicrous Responses

Ed Whelan of National Review's Bench Memos blog has the following 4-part analysis of the responses given by Berkeley Law prof and 9th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Goodwin Liu to written questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

I sort of quickly read through all four parts, and my general take is that Goodwin Liu either literally refused to say anything without good reason, or he effectively contradicted things he's said in the past and is hoping not too many people will discover (e.g., calling free enterprise, private property ownership and limited government code words for an ideological agenda that is hostile to environmental, workplace and consumer protections).