“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 a black man may be sentenced to death by an all-white jury for killing a white man,” Liu wrote. “I humbly submit that this is not the America we know. Nor is it the America we aspire to be.”Flowery? As Lou Reed once sang, "Vicious, you hit me with a flower...."
The testimony was “vicious, emotionally and racially charged, very intemperate, and to me it calls into question your ability to approach and characterize people’s positions in a fair and judicious way,” Kyl said.
Liu only acknowledged that this language was “unnecessarily flowery.”
April 17, 2010
At his confirmation hearing, lawprof Goodwin Liu, nominated for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, is being taken to task by Senator Kyl for what he said at Samuel Alito's confirmation hearing. (There is also talk of Liu as a future Supreme Court nominee.)