Dems End Filibuster of Janice Rogers Brown
Your Senate Compromise at work. The Dems caved today and agreed to allow an up or down vote on California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown. Score one for the oligarchy, led by John McCain with an assist from Colorado freshman Senator Ken Salazar, among others.
Brown is headed to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, considered a stepping stone to the Supreme Court. As to why she's opposed by Democrats:
Democrats have been blocking Brown because they see her as a conservative judicial activist who ignores the law in favor of her own political views. They are critical of her record as a jurist who supported limits on abortion rights and corporate liability and opposed affirmative action.
"Her record leaves no doubt that she would attempt to impose her own extreme views on people's everyday lives, instead of following the law," said Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.
...."Janice Rogers Brown is one of President Bush's most ideological and extreme judicial nominees," said Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois, the Senate's no. 2 Democrat. Added Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee: "Judge Brown was the least worthy pick this president has made for the appellate court, and that's based on her record."
Another top reason to oppose Janice Rogers Brown:
"Janice Rogers Brown has a dangerous and extreme legal philosophy that is completely at odds with working families' interests and values," said Jon Hiatt, a lawyer for the AFL-CIO. "Her appointment to the D.C. Circuit would put workers' rights and fundamental protections at risk."
Again, if you are looking for someone to thank, it's John McCain and his merry band of centrists.
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