Tani Cantil-Sakauye

Say hello to Justice Liu.

Congratulations to Goodwin Liu — until today Professor Liu, but after today, Justice Liu.

In July, California Governor Jerry Brown nominated the 40-year-old Liu, a law professor at Boalt Hall, to serve on the California Supreme Court. The nomination was subject to the approval of a three-member state commission.

What did the commission have to say about the Liu nomination?

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Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

* It’s official: John Edwards has been indicted. Which leading law firm is he turning to for help? [Am Law Daily]

* Paul Clement v. Ted Olson: Professor Matt Bodie’s firsthand account of the Eighth Circuit oral argument in the NFL lockout case. [PrawfsBlawg]

* In fairness to Assemblyman Charles Calderon, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye is quite attractive (and Filipino-American — w00t!). [ABA Journal]

* Weinergate teaches a familiar lesson: “Information which we share about ourselves online should never be considered private. Always make the assumption that anything that makes its way to the Net could someday be found.” [An Associate's Mind]

* Speaking of wieners, here’s a legal question you’ve always wondered about: “Can a gay softball organization restrict the participation of heterosexual softballers?” [Gawker; WSJ Law Blog]

* Speaking of LGBT issues, spouting memorable quotes from Mommie Dearest won’t get you kicked out of the military, but some things still will. [Poliglot / Metro Weekly]

* If you’re a legal professional interested in social networking, you’re encouraged to take this survey. [Law 2.0]