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Janice Rogers Brown for Scotus?


Kelo could increase the mo for that movement. Here’s Cornyn yesterday talking up his property-rights bill on the Senate floor:

“In a way, the Kelo decision at least vindicates supporters of the nomination of Justice Janice Rogers Brown to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. That nomination attracted substantial controversy in some quarters, because of Justice Brown’s personal passion for the protection of private property rights. The Kelo decision announced last Thursday demonstrates that her concerns about excessive government interference with property rights is well-founded and well within the mainstream of American jurisprudence.”


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