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Goodwin Hon Liu is an American lawyer and educator who currently serves as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California. Before his appointment by California Governor Jerry Brown, Liu was Associate Dean and Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). Liu has been recognized for his writing on constitutional law, education policy, civil rights, and the Supreme Court.
On February 24, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Liu to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. For more than a year, Liu's nomination languished, amid significant opposition from Republicans in the U.S. Senate. On May 19, 2011, the Senate rejected cloture on Liu's nomination in a 52-43 vote, and on May 25, 2011, Liu informed President Obama that he is withdrawing his name from consideration to the seat on the Ninth Circuit, telling the president that "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." On July 29, 2011, President Obama formally notified the ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Gov. Brown could reshape California's Supreme Court
2014-06-28
Justice Marvin Baxter, a reliably conservative member of the court, announced last week that he will retire in January, which would give Brown his third vacancy to fill if re-elected. Brown has already appointed law professor Goodwin Liu to the court ...
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    Employers win, lose in latest California Supreme Court opinion on arbitration
    2014-06-25
    “Sonic II recognized that the FAA does not prevent states through legislative or judicial rules from addressing the problems of affordability and accessibility of arbitration,” Justice Goodwin Liu wrote for the court. “But Concepcion held that the FAA ...
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      California High Court finds class action waivers enforceable; waiver of PAGA ...
      2014-06-24
      While the 4-3 opinion authored by Justice Goodwin Liu addressed several issues submitted by the parties, of particular concern to most employers are its opinions on three issues: (1) the continued viability of Gentry, a 2007 California high court ...
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        Arbitrate pay disputes, California Supreme Court says
        2014-06-24
        The law invoked by the U.S. court "does prevent states from mandating or promoting procedures incompatible with arbitration" when that procedure is required by an employment contract, Justice Goodwin Liu said in the majority opinion. He also disagreed ...
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          California Supreme Court rules that arbitration agreements with class action ...
          2014-06-24
          The Iskanian opinion, written by Justice Goodwin Liu, held that a state's refusal to enforce a class action waiver on grounds of public policy or unconscionability is preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”). With this ruling, the California ...
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            Baxter Retirement Lets Governor Brown Pick a Third Supreme Court Justice
            2014-06-19
            When Governor Jerry Brown nominated Goodwin Liu to the California Supreme Court in 2011, the new justice replaced the only other Democratic appointee on the seven-member panel. Now, Brown has a chance to triple that total. Justice Marvin Baxter, a ...
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            1. CA Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter to Retire After Current Term
            2. California Supreme Court justice to retire
            3. California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter Announces Retirement

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            California Supreme Court justice from Fresno County to retire
            2014-06-18
            Brown earlier appointed Justice Goodwin Liu, a former law professor. Baxter grew up on his family's farm in Fowler, and graduated from Fresno State with a degree in economics. He served in San Francisco as a Coro Foundation Fellow in Public Affairs ...
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            1. State Supreme Court Justice Baxter announces retirement
            2. California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter to retire

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            California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter to retire
            2014-06-18
            Coupled with the previous appointment of Justice Goodwin Liu, Brown would have three of his picks on the court once he replaces Baxter if, as expected, the governor is re-elected in November. By announcing his decision now, Baxter, a lifelong ...
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              Newsday: Beccaris, Slane Lead LIU Post to Division II National Lacrosse Final
              2014-05-18
              Beccaris scored twice, including one goal on a pass from Slane, and added an assist in the first half, when LIU Post built a 7-4 lead. But Brandon Goodwin scored two of his three goals in the third quarter, including a low bullet with 10:49 left that ...
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              1. LIU Post drops Adelphi, moves on to national championship game
              2. Matty Beccaris, Ryan Slane lead LIU Post over Adelphi and into Division II ...
              3. Men's Lacrosse Headed to National Title Game in Baltimore!

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