Obama appeals court nominee asks to be withdrawn
May 25th, 2011
09:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama appeals court nominee asks to be withdrawn

(CNN) – Goodwin Liu, a California law professor nominated by President Barack Obama for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, asked Thursday for his name to be withdrawn after Senate Republicans had invoked a rarely used filibuster to block a final floor vote.

"With no possibility of an up-or-down vote on the horizon, my family and I have decided that it is time for us to regain the ability to make plans for the future," Liu said in a letter to Obama. The letter was provided to CNN by a source at the University of California Law School, where Liu teaches.

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  1. ThinkAgain

    Republicans don't have a record of accomplishment, so all they can do is filibuster and do everything in their power to make President Obama and our country fail.

    Pretty darn pathetic ... all just POS, if you ask me ...

    May 26, 2011 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  2. ThinkAgain

    What are the Republicans afraid of? Why wouldn't they allow an up-or-down vote on this nominee?

    Oh, I remember: Republicans don't have a record of accomplishment to run on; all they can offer our country is lies, fear, hatred and division, so they resort to obstruction and the most childish behavior possible.

    All in an effort to get President Obama and our country fail.

    What a pathetic bunch of losers, those Repubs!

    May 26, 2011 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  3. John

    We are all waiting for the recess appointments! We have to move forward and fill these posts as soon as possible. The GOP doesn't want the country do move in ANY direction.

    May 26, 2011 03:10 am at 3:10 am |
  4. Johnnie, England.

    repubs.... I can quite see that the people are really represented as promised during campaigns. you will pay for all these follies.

    May 26, 2011 05:28 am at 5:28 am |