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Justice Brown: “Dissenter from Liberal Orthodoxy”

Yes! It’s a great moment.

As James Taranto in Best of the Web Today aptly put it today, Justice Janice Rogers Brown, the daughter of Alabama sharecroppers just confirmed to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, is “a black dissenter from liberal orthodoxy.”

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