Why should Asian Pacific Americans support Goodwin?
Professor Liu is exceptionally well-qualified to be a federal appellate judge, and when he is confirmed he will not only be a tremendous judge, he will also significantly improve the level of diversity on the federal appeals courts. Asian Pacific Americans are significantly underrepresented on the federal bench, and, in particular, on the appellate level, where only one active APA judge actively serves. There are no APAs on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, despite the large Asian Pacific American population that it covers. Professor Liu’s confirmation would be a monumental step toward building a foundation for APAs to serve at all levels of the judicial system. Your senators’ votes to confirm Professor Liu would help make this a reality.