Goodwin Liu is an American Associate Dean and Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law, which is a heavily liberal school. This gives support to the idea that Liu is a radical liberal, likely even socialist. Liu is currently Barack Obama's nominee fulfill a vacancy for 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Liu is an advocate of affirmative action, gun control, and many other liberal causes that places him on the far left. Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions has stated that " Liu [...] is the most left-leaning judicial nominee that the Obama White House has sent to the Senate."