Obama pick for bench blocked by GOP for first time (AP) – 1557th Edition

19 05 2011

Judicial nominee Goodwin Liu, whose nomination to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will be voted on tomorrow, at a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.(AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)AP – President Barack Obama lost his first vote on a judicial nominee Thursday, as Senate Republicans derailed the nomination of a liberal professor who leveled acerbic attacks against two conservative Supreme Court nominees — both now justices.

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