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March 30, 2010

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THE KAT

LETS GET SOMETHING STRAIGHT I LOVE THE DEATH PENALTY ESPECIALLY FOR DAs THAT OFFER FALSE EVIDENCE TO CONVICT AND SEND SOMEONE TO PRISON FOR LIFE OR DEATH. SO WHAT DID LIU DO OPPOSE THE RATIONAL OR THE DECISION OF A PRO DEATH SUPREME COURT JUDGE? SO WE HAVE DEATH QUALIFIED JURIES NOW THE DAs WANT DEATH UALIFIED JUDGES? MAYBE THE PRESIDENT SHOULD HAVE NOMINATED (THE TORTURE MEMO GUY) FROM BOALT HALL.

Steve White

According to news reports I've seen Liu never said he opposed the death penalty, the only thing he did was expose Samuel Alito for decisions which were overruled by higher courts, and in fact, which his own colleagues disagreed with. This action seems more like payback than any honest diagreement about policy. Payback for opposing Alito, whose decisions seemed to indicate a "DA is always right" stance. These DAs have simply become too powerful and full of themselves. Now, they are trying, and trying very hard, with specious arguments, to remove the only checks on their behavior. (the AG's office in theory supervises DAs, but we all know this is a joke). If they get to veto any judge who will actually prevent abuses, combined with California law which forbids any civil action against any prosecutor for any reason, there will be no limits whatever on the abuses they can commit.

Blue Stater

I voted for Obama and I have no problem with most of his appointees. I have a HUGE problem with this nominee. He is not liberal, he is radical. It is clear he has extreme views on criminal cases and would side with murderers in most death penalty appeals and with accused criminals in most criminal procedure matters. I am not a fan of Alito and this has nothing to do with Liu's demagogic testimony against Alito. I am concerned that Liu will become the next Stephen Reinhardt, who has overturned more criminal convictions than any other judge in the country. In short, this person is divisive and polarizing in a way no other Obama nominee has been, and with good reason. Those who depict all Liu detractors as simply conservatives reacting in kneejerk fashion against all Obama appointees, or Alito defenders, should think again. I don't have a problem with Obama's appointees or liberals. I have a problem with this nominee, and it makes me think less of Obama and everyone who professes to support Liu. This nomination must be withdrawn.

osman

Those who depict all Liu detractors as simply conservatives reacting in kneejerk fashion against all Obama appointees, or Alito defenders, should think again. I don't have a problem with Obama's appointees or liberals. I have a problem with this nominee, and it makes me think less of Obama and everyone who professes to support Liu.

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