The Washington Post reports that Bush intends to nominate California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. This is a bold move, as it clearly tags Brown as a potential Supreme Court nominee. This also means that Senate Democrats are likely to vigourously contest her confirmation, much as they have with other Supreme Court prospects, such as Miguel Estrada and Justice Priscilla Owen. That Brown would be the first African-American woman nominated to the High Court only further ups the stakes.