The Atlantic Wire - Goodwin Liu has had enough. On Wednesday, Liu, a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, asked President Obama to withdraw his nomination for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Obama nominated Liu to fill a vacancy on the Ninth Circuit Court in February 2010, and Liu’s been in debate limbo ever since. Last week, the Senate voted 52-43 to advance Liu’s nomination to a vote, but they needed 60 votes to break through the GOP filibuster around him. Republicans have been arrayed against Liu since his nomination–they say he’s an inexperienced left-winger who’d legislate from the bench. (He’s gotten the endorsement of some conservatives, though, including Kenneth Starr and Clint Bolick.)
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