From the San Jose Mercury News:
UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu’s path to a prestigious judgeship took much longer than expected and was full of political detours, but he has reached his destination.
A three-member state commission Wednesday unanimously approved Liu’s nomination to the California Supreme Court, just a few months after it appeared his aspirations to become a judge would be dashed when Senate Republicans torpedoed his long-stalled bid for a spot on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the nation’s largest appeals court.
Liu’s confirmation to the state Supreme Court not only boosts the career of a 40-year-old liberal legal superstar, but gives California’s seven-member high court a majority of Asian justices for the first time in history.