Goodwin Liu – Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Net Worth

Goodwin Liu Wiki,Biography, Net Worth
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Goodwin Liu is a 51-years-old Taiwanese Lawyer from the United States of America. his estimated net worth is $1 Million to $5 Million Approx. Jump into read his life Facts, Wikipedia and biographies Details

Goodwin Liu Biography – Wiki

According to the wiki and biography of Goodwin Liu was born on October 19, 1970 in United States of America. let’s check out the Goodwin’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details.

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In 2020 he was elected to the American Philosophical Society.


Liu was married to Ann M. O’Leary, the daughter of a social worker and a union leader, who grew up in Orono, Maine. She was a senior policy adviser in the Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign. Liu and his wife have one daughter, Violet, and one son, Emmett. On August 30, 2016 O’Leary and Liu announced in a joint statement that they were separating. Liu has entered into a relationship with San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim. Liu is a skilled chef and fisherman. Liu’s father, Wenpen Liu, a medical doctor, is active in Taiwanese politics and Taiwan independence movement, and is a main organizer in the Democratic Progressive Party overseas and head of the Sacramento office of the Formosan Association for Public Affairs.


In 2015, Justice Liu joined in the California Supreme Court’s unauthored opinion, In re Hong Yen Chang, which posthumously admitted Chang to the State Bar. Chang was denied admission to the bar by the court in 1890, due to the federal Chinese Exclusion Act. Justice Liu and the rest of the California Supreme Court abrogated the court’s previous decision and held that “the discriminatory exclusion of Chang from the State Bar of California was a grievous wrong” that “denied Chang equal protection of the laws”.


—Goodwin Liu
American Constitution Society National Convention


On July 26, 2011, Governor Jerry Brown nominated Liu to a seat on the Supreme Court of California, succeeding Associate Justice Carlos R. Moreno. Three days later, President Obama formally notified the Senate that he was withdrawing Liu’s nomination for the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Liu was sworn into the California Supreme Court on September 1, 2011.

On May 17, 2011, Senator Harry Reid filed a cloture motion on Liu’s nomination. On May 19, 2011, the Senate rejected cloture in a mostly party-line vote of 52–43, with all but one Democrat (Ben Nelson) voting in favor of cloture and all but one Republican (Lisa Murkowski) voting against. He became the first Obama judicial nominee to be successfully filibustered in the Senate. With the makeup of the Senate unlikely to change until after the 2012 election, Liu withdrew his name from consideration on May 25, 2011. On July 29, 2011, three days after California Governor Jerry Brown nominated Liu to a seat on the Supreme Court of California, President Obama formally notified the Senate that he was withdrawing Liu’s nomination for the 9th Circuit. In a talk before The City Club of Cleveland on February 22, 2013, Liu commented that the confirmation process is “inherently a political process” and “the Constitution was designed to make it a political process.” He noted, however, that the problem with the confirmation process is that it has become transformed into requiring 60 votes as opposed to a bare majority, which was not part of the Constitutional design.

On July 26, 2011, California Gov. Jerry Brown nominated Liu to a seat on the Supreme Court of California. In submitting his nomination, Brown said that “[Liu] is a nationally recognized expert on constitutional law and has experience in private practice, [in] government service and in the academic community. I know that he will be an outstanding addition to our state supreme court.” Liu responded to his nomination with a prepared statement: “I’m deeply honored by Governor Brown’s nomination and look forward to the opportunity to serve the people of California on our state’s highest court.”

Liu was sworn in on September 1, 2011, and took the bench on September 6, sitting on a procedural issue regarding the controversial Perry v. Schwarzenegger case.


On February 24, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Liu to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. For more than a year, Liu’s nomination languished, amid significant opposition from Republicans in the U.S. Senate. On May 19, 2011, the Senate rejected cloture on Liu’s nomination in a 52–43 vote, and on May 25, 2011, Liu informed President Obama that he was withdrawing his name from consideration to the seat on the Ninth Circuit, telling the president that “With no possibility of an up-or-down vote on the horizon, my family and I have decided that it is time for us to regain the ability to make plans for the future.”

On February 24, 2010, President Obama nominated Liu to a new judgeship seat on the Ninth Circuit created by the Court Security Improvement Act of 2007; which became effective on January 21, 2009. His nomination was filibustered by Republicans in the Senate and expired with the sine die adjournment of the 111th Congress. He was renominated to the same position on the first full day of the 112th Congress. On April 7, 2011 the Senate Judiciary Committee reported his nomination to the floor of the Senate by a 10–8 vote.

However, Liu’s nomination was harshly criticized by Senate Republicans for allegedly failing to disclose 117 of his more controversial writings and speeches. On April 6, 2010, Liu submitted the 117 requested items to the committee as a supplemental to the original questionnaire. The committee hearing had been postponed twice particularly due to Republican opposition to Liu’s judicial qualifications and record. Liu defended his writings as a scholar by saying that “there’s a clear difference between what things people write as scholars and how one would approach the role of a judge”. On April 6, 2010, a letter was sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy by the seven committee Republicans to request a third postponement, which was subsequently rejected. Liu was also criticized for lack of trial-level experience. Prior to his nomination, Liu had not served as a judge and had argued only one case at the appellate court level as a lawyer.


He took a job at Boalt Hall at the UC Berkeley, where he became Associate Dean and Professor of Law. In 2009 Liu was awarded the UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award.

Liu’s recent work includes “Keeping Faith with the Constitution” (2009) (with Pamela S. Karlan and Christopher H. Schroeder); “Rethinking Constitutional Welfare Rights” in Stanford Law Review (2008); “History Will Be Heard: An Appraisal of the Seattle/Louisville Decision” in Harvard Law & Policy Review (2008); “Improving Title I Funding Equity Across States, Districts, and Schools,” in Iowa Law Review (2008); “Seattle and Louisville” in California Law Review (2007); “Education, Equality, and National Citizenship” in Yale Law Journal (2006); and “Interstate Inequality in Educational Opportunity” in New York University Law Review (2006).


He is currently a professor at University of California, Berkeley. He was elected to the American Law Institute in May 2008 and was elected to the ALI Council in May 2013. He currently serves as the chair of the ALI’s committee on the Young Scholars Medal. He serves on the boards of the National Women’s Law Center and the Alliance for Excellent Education.

Liu leans socially liberal. He has written in favor of affirmative action, abortion rights, and same-sex marriage and has been critical of Bush-era waterboarding policy and the death penalty. In a 2008 article for the Stanford Law Review, Liu advocated a constitutional right to receive welfare. His positions are predominantly left-leaning; however, Liu has supported charter schools and government-funded vouchers for private schools, particularly if used as a tool to “promote racial diversity.” Justice Liu has defended the California Supreme Court’s practice of drafting its opinions before hearing oral arguments.


In 2007, Liu’s work won the Education Law Association’s Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law. In 2009, Professor Liu won the UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award, the university’s most prestigious award for excellence in teaching. The Boalt Hall Class of 2009 selected him as the faculty commencement speaker.


He also authored the majority opinion in Apple v. Superior Court, where he ruled that online retailers can continue asking for credit card holder’s information, such as telephone numbers and home addresses, when completing a transaction with a credit card. The complaint arose from the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act of 1971, which sought to protect consumer privacy when purchasing products in a store. Liu instead ruled for Apple, concluding that “because we cannot make a square peg fit a round hole, we must conclude that online transactions involving electronically downloadable products fall outside the coverage of the statute.”


Goodwin Hon Liu (born October 19, 1970) is an American lawyer, educator and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California. Before his appointment by California Governor Jerry Brown, Liu was Associate Dean and Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). Liu has been recognized for his writing on constitutional law, education policy, civil rights, and the Supreme Court.


Liu was born in Augusta, Georgia, of Taiwanese descent, the second son of Wen-Pen and Yang-Ching Liu, both of whom came to the United States from Taiwan in the late 1960s, when foreign doctors were being recruited to work in underserved areas. Liu and his family moved to Clewiston, Florida, shortly after his birth and then in 1977, they relocated to Sacramento, California, where Liu graduated from Rio Americano High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science in biology at Stanford University. While there he was active in student politics as a member of the People’s Platform, serving on the Council of Presidents of the ASSU. He attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship and earned a Master of Philosophy in philosophy and physiology. Liu received his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School.

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Age (2021)51 Years
Birthplace Georgia
Date Of BirthOctober 19, 1970
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Monthly Income/Salary (approx.)$80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.)$4 million- $6 million USD

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