GOP filibuster blocks federal appeals court nominee Liu

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    good. frankly I don't think he would have gone over the top in a straight vote anyway, but it may be a dead issue now.

    This is what comes of the playing the game.


    GOP filibuster blocks federal appeals court nominee Liu


    By MICHAEL DOYLE
    McClatchy Newspapers

    WASHINGTON -- Republicans on Thursday blocked the Senate from considering the appellate court nomination of Goodwin Liu, a University of California at Berkeley law professor whose judicial prospects are in doubt.

    In a 52-43 faceoff, Democrats fell far short of the 60 votes needed to overcome a GOP filibuster. Though they can try again later, Republicans show no sign of relenting against a man they cast as a liberal activist.

    Read more: GOP filibuster blocks federal appeals court nominee Liu - Politics Wires - MiamiHerald.com


    I'll look for the voting count, I'd be interested in seeing who abstained and who voted no among dems.
     
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    Good read...

    Interesting Statists seem to favour those that tend to selectively uphold only certain parts of the Constitution...especially when it comes to Social power over the people that the court is supposed to defend in favour of government tyranny...


     
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    Did republicans fall for a democrat dirty trick? Liu is an off the charts left winger that nobody thinks is qualified to serve on the appeals court but democrats went through the nomination process on a loser so they could play the race card for the umpteenth time, this time an Asian race card.
     
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    Conservative Justice: You have the unaleniable, undesputable, irrefutable, right to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness. Rights and liberties are not granted nor taken by governments. They exist in the natural state of man and can never be legislated away.

    Liberal Justice: You have the right to a life regulated by the government, only the liberty that is created and granted by that government, and you may only pursue happiness if there isnt anyone else failing in their pursuits. In that case you must sacrafice your happiness in the name of social justice and the collective rights created and enforced by the government through an ever evolving constitution without so much as an amendment and at the expense of what Thomas Jefferson and James Madison would call individual unaleinable rights and liberties, which are now aleinable rights if it fits the government deemed needs of scociety.
     

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