ALG Praises Senate Republicans for Defeating Goodwin Liu for the Ninth Circuit Court

May 19, 2011, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today praised the U.S. Senate for blocking the confirmation of Berkeley Law Professor Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals:

“Goodwin Liu was the most radical nominee to the federal bench in a generation, who openly wrote of the role of courts in adjudicating and distributing so-called welfare ‘rights.’ His was a philosophy, not of the text and meaning of the Constitution, but of the ever-evolving consensus of ‘how a society understands its obligations of mutual provision.’ It was an ideology that threatens the elected branches of government, whose powers of the purse would have been seized by any court on which Liu was allowed to sit.

“Senate Republicans deserve the thanks of the American people for defeating Goodwin Liu for the Ninth Circuit, and for standing up to this radical, disrespectful nomination by Barack Obama. So far outside the mainstream was he, no other nominee in recent memory has more clearly articulated a judicial philosophy that so thoroughly rejects the tenants of constitutional limited government, the separation of powers, and the rule of law.”


Goodwin Liu’s Last Stand,” By ALG President Bill Wilson, May 19th, 2011.

Team Obama Spotlight, Goodwin Liu, Video, May 9th, 2011.

Goodwin Liu, Americans for Limited Government Nominee Alert, March 2010.

Wonderland: The World According to Goodwin Liu,” Bill Wilson, March 24th, 2010.

Why Goodwin Liu is Important,” ALG News Editorial, April 12th, 2010.

Liu Guilty by Omission,” Robert Romano, April 8th, 2010.

Interview Availability: Please contact Rebekah Rast at (703) 383-0880 or at to arrange an interview with ALG President Bill Wilson.