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– U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made the following statement on the confirmation of Janice Rogers Brown to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The vote in the U.S. Senate was 56-43.
“It’s been a long journey for the daughter of an Alabama share cropper to a seat on our nation’s second highest court. Janice Rogers Brown has taken this journey and arrived with her head held high.
“Judge Brown is a solid conservative who understands what the American Dream is all about and will be a thoughtful addition to the federal bench.
“President Bush chose wisely when he nominated Judge Brown. Her presence will advance the cause of conservative judicial philosophy. She will be an ideal conservative judge who follows the law and does not legislate from the bench.
“I’m pleased the Senate has now confirmed her to this important position which comes on the heels of Priscilla Owen being confirmed and sworn in as a Judge on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.”