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Goodwin Liu: Too Left-Wing for Rahm Emanuel


According to a trustworthy source, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel initially vetoed Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu’s candidacy for the Ninth Circuit on the ground that Liu’s left-wing record made him too controversial.  But new White House counsel Robert Bauer, eager to please the Left, successfully pushed back.

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