Some GOP Senators argued as recently as 2002 that the open 11th and 12th seats on the DC Circuit were superfluous and should not be filled. It would be not only hypocritical but disastrous for Americans’ rights and liberties for one of those seats to be filled by Janice Rogers Brown.

Justice Brown’s record does not demonstrate the commitment to fundamental constitutional and civil rights principles that should be shown by a nominee to an important lifetime position on the federal court of appeals for the DC Circuit. To the contrary, she would be insensitive to established precedent protecting civil and constitutional rights and improperly prone to inserting right-wing political views into her appellate opinions in an effort to remake the law. Senators should not consent to her confirmation.

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