LOOSE CANNON: Report In Opposition To The Confirmation Of Janice Rogers Brown To The United States Court Of Appeals For The DC Circuit

Judicial Philosophy and Temperament

Court watchers have repeatedly commented on Brown’s ideology – she is frequently compared to Justice Clarence Thomas. Commentators have also noted that Brown’s stated judicial philosophy – to interpret rather than make law – is sometimes in stark contrast to the opinions she writes, some of which seem to be characterized by an emphasis on a particular result and far-right policies rather than judicial restraint. In fact, Brown’s speeches and writings reflect a right-wing political philosophy that she has incorporated directly in her judicial opinions. Finally, a number of Brown’s divisive, sarcastic and caustic opinions have raised real questions about her judicial temperament and her ability to dispassionately review the cases that come before her.

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