In a display of class against racial politics, Janice Rogers Brown was finally confirmed by the Senate. The democrats in the Senate were obsessed with keeping a popular and intelligent black female judge from being named to the federal appeals court. They did not want a positive confirmation on her as she is on the short list to attain the Supreme Court. Now that she has been confirmed once by the Senate, it will be much easier if Judge Brown is nominated for the Supreme Court.
Most people would have blinked and ran in the face of the hatred and lies thrown at her, but Janice Rogers Brown was a lady throughout the process and emerged victorious.
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed California judge Janice Rogers Brown for the federal appeals court, ending a two-year battle filled with accusations of racism and sexism and shadowed by a dispute over Democratic blocking tactics.
Senators quickly followed by ending another long-term filibuster, clearing the way for a vote Thursday on former Alabama Attorney General William Pryor as outlined in an agreement last month that averted a showdown that could have brought Senate action to a halt.
After giving Pryor a final vote and confirming two Michigan nominees to other appeals court posts, senators plan to leave President Bush’s other controversial nominees dangling, moving on to other matters after devoting a month to historic but exhausting debate over judges.
President Bush commended the Senate for voting to confirm Brown. “During her tenure on the California Supreme Court and California Court of Appeal, Justice Brown has distinguished herself as a brilliant and fair-minded jurist who is committed to the rule of law,” Bush said in a statement.
Musing Minds has details on the Democrats voting.
Polipundit agrees that the Supreme Court is a good end point for her.
Captains Quarters thinks the Democrats will queer the deal on Judges.