Judge Janice Rogers Brown


U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

ABA Rating: Qualified

Nominated by President George W. Bush

Confirmed 56-43 on June 8, 2005

  • California State University, Sacramento B.A., 1974

  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law J.D., 1977

  • University of Virginia School of Law LL.M., 2004

  • Deputy legislative counsel, State of California, 1977-1979

  • Deputy attorney general, State of California, 1979-1987

  • Deputy secretary and general counsel, Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, State of California, 1987-1990

  • Private practice, California, 1990-1991

  • Legal affairs secretary, Gov. Pete Wilson, California, 1991-1994

  • Associate justice, California Court of Appeal, Third District, 1994-1996

  • Associate justice, Supreme Court of California, 1996-2005

  • Adjunct professor, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1998-1999

Democrats who opposed her confirmation:

Akaka (D-HI), Baucus (D-MT), Bayh (D-IN), Biden (D-DE), Bingaman (D-NM), Boxer (D-CA), Byrd (D-WV), Cantwell (D-WA), Carper (D-DE), Clinton (D-NY), Conrad (D-ND), Corzine (D-NJ), Dayton (D-MN), Dodd (D-CT), Dorgan (D-ND), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI), Feinstein (D-CA), Harkin (D-IA), Inouye (D-HI), Johnson (D-SD), Kennedy (D-MA), Kerry (D-MA), Kohl (D-WI), Landrieu (D-LA), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Leahy (D-VT), Levin (D-MI), Lieberman (D-CT), Lincoln (D-AR), Mikulski (D-MD), Murray (D-WA), Nelson (D-FL), Obama (D-IL), Pryor (D-AR), Reed (D-RI), Reid (D-NV), Rockefeller (D-WV), Salazar (D-CO), Sarbanes (D-MD), Schumer (D-NY), Stabenow (D-MI), Wyden (D-OR)

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