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Goodwin Liu Nominated to California Supreme Court After Federal Bid Fails

UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu was nominated Tuesday for the California Supreme Court , just two months after criticism by Republicans led him to withdraw his candidacy for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the second-highest court in the country.In making the nomination, Gov. Jerry Brown called Liu "an extraordinary man and a distinguished legal scholar."It was Brown's first judicial nomination since taking office in January. Liu would replace Carlos Moreno, who stepped down in February to go into private practice."Gov. Brown is to be commended for this visionary and truly meritorious appointment," said Moreno, who works for a Los Angeles law firm.Liu, 40, previously was President Barack Obama's choice for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. But that nomination was blocked by Republicans, who objected to Liu's written positions and said he was too inexperienced for the post. Liu withdrew his candidacy in May."I'm deeply honored by Gov. Brown's nomination and look forwar...

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