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Justice Brown


Rumors continue to circulate on who President Bush will nominate for the first Supreme Court vacancy of his term. Robert Novak suggests Albert Gonzales’ star is fading. Miguel Estrada would be an attractive choice — but he has yet to be confirmed for the D.C. Circuit and therefore lacks any judicial experience. He’ll need at least a year or two of seasoning before he’s ready. Who does that leave? Newsweek reports on the boomlet of support for California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown. Justice Brown is a solidly conservative jurist and, as an African-American woman, she would be hard for the Democrats to filibuster, a point Thomas Sowell made last fall.


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