-San Francisco Chronicle, September 1, 2011 by Bob Egelko
He is someone who “listens to and understands the views of people he disagrees with,” said David Sklansky, a UC Berkeley law faculty colleague.
Questioned at Wednesday’s hearing, Liu drew a distinction between a scholar’s task “to be provocative, innovative and creative, and to work on the edges of the law,” and a judge’s duty to put personal opinions aside.
-Los Angeles Times, September 1, 2011 by Maura Dolan
In response to a question, Liu said that being an academic required him to be provocative, creative and often critical, whereas a judge’s “personal viewpoints have no role.”
-The Sacramento Bee, September 2, 2011 by David Siders
“I stood in this rotunda many times, perhaps even on days, governor, when you were hard at work just a few paces away,” Liu said. “But I never imagined that our paths would cross quite like this.”