Goodwin Liu, left, smiles as he is sworn in to the California Supreme Court by Gov. Jerry Brown at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. Liu, a law professor from the University ... more 
Goodwin Liu, left, smiles as he is sworn in to the California Supreme Court by Gov. Jerry Brown at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. Liu, a law professor from the University of California, Berkeley, was appointed by Brown in July to the fill the position vacated by Carlos Moreno. Liu had been nominated to a seat on the 9th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals, but withdrew from consideration after Republicans blocked his nomination. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rich Pedroncelli
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 4:46 PM EDT