Stand up for Janice Rogers Brown

The cloture vote on the nomination of California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown to the D.C. Court of Appeals comes before the Senate today or tomorrow. In her March 6 eulogy of the late Presiding Justice Robert K. Puglia of the California Third Appellate District Court of Appeal, Justice Brown said:

Justice Puglia deserves a place in the pantheon of great American judges. He completely understood the role and relished it. He exhibited the classical judicial virtues: impartiality, prudence, practical wisdom, persuasiveness, and candor. He demonstrated complete mastery of his craft. He had a keen awareness of the ebb and flow of history, and of the need for consistent jurisprudence, and, above all, self-restraint. It may sound odd to describe a judge as both passionate and restrained, but it is precisely this apparent paradox


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