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  •  Goodwin Liu committed a cardinal sin (1+ / 0-)
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    Liu is socially liberal. He has written in favor of affirmative action, abortion rights, and same-sex marriage and has been critical of Bush-era waterboarding policy and the death penalty. He testified in opposition to the confirmation of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, stating, "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."[19]. He's also written critically of Chief Justice John Roberts, stating of his nomination that "'free enterprise,' 'private ownership of property,' and 'limited government'" are "code words for an ideological agenda hostile to environmental, workplace, and consumer protections."

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    Here we are now Entertain us I feel stupid and contagious

    by Scarce on Fri Dec 24, 2010 at 01:10:41 PM PST

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