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Senate Republicans block Goodwin Liu nomination
Senate Republicans have blocked the nomination of UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu. It is the first time one of President Obama's judicial nominees has been defeated.
In a vote Thursday by the full Senate Democrats were unable to overcome Republican threats of a filibuster.
Obama nominated Liu to a seat on the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The 40-year-old son of Taiwanese immigrants supports same-sex marriage and affirmative action. He has also slammed conservative Supreme Court justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito. That has polarized both sides.
The White House issued a statement Thursday calling the vote a "lost opportunity."
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said she believes the ramifications will be "deeply felt in California."
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