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Janice Rogers Brown

D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
Confirmed June 8, 2005

Janice Rogers Brown
Photo: White House

On November 6, 2003, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-9 to send the nomination of Janice Brown to the full Senate. On November 14, 2003, the Senate failed to end debate as the 53-43 vote fell seven short of the 60 that would be needed to force a vote on Justice Brown's nomination.  President George W. Bush formally renominated Rogers Brown on February 14, 2005, to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. As part of the Senate compromise, Senate Democrats allowed a final vote on the merits of the re-nomination of Rogers Brown. The Senate voted 65 to 32  to confirm Rogers Brown. 

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Brown Confirmation Deals Heavy Blow to Environmental Protections (06/08/05)
Vote puts Justice Brown in a position to undermine public health & conservation laws

Janice Rogers Brown is the Wrong Nominee for the Wrong Court (06/06/05)
Senate should reject Brown’s nomination to a lifetime seat on the DC Circuit

Senate Compromise Preserves Independent Courts, Protects Environment (05/23/05)
Anti-environmentalist William Myers remains blocked

President Bush Sends Americans a Valentine's Day Message of Confrontation and Divisiveness (02/14/05)
Former mining lobbyist re-nominated to lifetime post

Bush Announces Plans to Renominate Blocked Judicial Candidates (12/23/04)
President chooses path of confrontation and gridlock

Environmental Groups Oppose Nominations of Three Extreme Judicial Nominees Scheduled for Senate Votes (11/13/03)
Environmental Opposition to Three Appeals Court Nominees: Janice Rogers Brown, Carolyn Kuhl, Priscilla Owen

35 Environmental Groups Oppose Nomination of Janice Rogers Brown (11/06/03)
Janice Rogers Brown's nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit scheduled for committee vote today.

Statement on Janice Rogers Brown (10/22/03)
The Senate must give Brown's nomination to the DC Circuit the closest possible scrutiny

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Overview of Nominees
Packing the Courts: President Bush’s Nominees to Lifetime Federal Judgeships Threaten the Environment

Janice Rogers Brown and the Environment: A Dangerous Choice for a Critical Court
Justice Brown’s unfathomably bleak view of Americans and the motives and operation of the United States government animates her determination to resort to judicial activism to reduce the ability of government to enact and enforce a wide range of accepted safeguards.