Thursday, July 17, 2003

The Courts: Brown to D.C. Circuit

In a welcome bit of news, the White House will nominate California Supreme Court Justice Janet Rogers Brown to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Justice Brown penned one of the superb dissents last year in Kasky v. Nike, the commercial speech case recently dodged by the U.S. Supreme Court. Brown also has a solid track record of supporting individual rights in her rulings. She strikes me as a conservative outside the Robert Bork-Antonin Scalia mold, which is certainly a good thing. Hopefully Justice Brown will receive a prompt hearing from the Senate Judiciary Committee and a unanimous confirmation.

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