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Sharpton Backs Vote On Brown


The Rev. Al Sharpton called upon Senate Democrats not to filibuster the nomination of Justice Janice Rogers Brown to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the WT reports. While stressing he disagrees with her politics, Sharpton insisted “she should get an up-or-down vote.” When told of Sharpton’s comments, Wade Henderson, director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, was stunned: “I don’t believe it. That can’t be true, . . . It would be shockingly surprising.”