California has a new Supreme Court Justice. Governor Brown Jr. Thursday performed the Swearing in Ceremony for Goodwin Liu to the Supreme Court of California at the State Capitol.
Governor Brown nominated Liu, a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley Law School, to the state Supreme Court on July 26. Liu was unanimously confirmed Wednesday as the newest member of the California Supreme Court and at his swearing in ceremony thanked his parents who came to America from Taiwan over 4 decades ago.
“I’ve just taken an oath to support and defend the constitution of the United States, the same pledge my parents made when they became U.S. citizens just a few blocks from here over 30 years ago. The commitment to our constitution is what binds all of us as Americans from one generation to the next and I will do all that I can to uphold that commitment each and every day in my new role.”
Supreme Court Justice Liu also thanked his wife Ann, who he says is an accomplished lawyer in her own right, for providing support and patience on his path to the being sworn in today.
Justice Tani Cantil- Sakauye joined them at the swearing-in. Liu’s addition to the state’s seven-member high court gives it an Asian American majority for the first time in its history.