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June 7, 2005 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
The Senate opened debate Monday on President Bush's contentious nomination of California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown to the federal bench, with Republicans praising her as a "great talent" and Democrats deriding her as a conservative ideologue. The arguments were familiar ones concerning Brown.
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June 7, 2005 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
The Senate opened debate Monday on President Bush's contentious nomination of California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown to the federal bench, with Republicans praising her as a "great talent" and Democrats deriding her as a conservative ideologue. The arguments were familiar ones concerning Brown.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1998
JANICE ROGERS BROWN * Position: Associate justice, California Supreme Court * Age: 49 * Education: UCLA School of Law, 1977. Bachelor's, Cal State Sacramento, economics, 1974. * Career highlights: Appointed to California Supreme Court by Gov. Pete Wilson, 1996. Deputy attorney general, state Department of Justice, 1979-87. Deputy secretary and general counsel, California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, 1987-89.
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July 19, 2003 | Richard B. Schmitt, Times Staff Writer
President Bush is expected to nominate California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, administration officials and sources close to Brown said Friday. The appointment, pending completion of FBI background checks, would be apt to meet stiff resistance from Senate Democrats concerned that the conservative jurist is being groomed for an even higher judicial post.
NEWS
May 9, 1996 | From Associated Press
The State Bar said Wednesday it will investigate the leaking of an unfavorable report about Gov. Pete Wilson's latest state Supreme Court appointee and review the rules of its own judge-screening commission to see whether changes are needed. The bar's Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, known as the JNE or Jenny Commission, came under attack by prominent conservatives last week for giving an "unqualified" rating to Supreme Court nominee Janice Rogers Brown.
NEWS
March 29, 1996 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson on Thursday appointed Janice Rogers Brown, a conservative African American appellate judge and former aide, to the California Supreme Court despite a state bar panel rating that she is too inexperienced for the job. Wilson, announcing the appointment at a Sacramento news conference, also elevated Justice Ronald M. George to lead the court when Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas retires May 1. George's promotion received wide praise from legal analysts.
NEWS
May 1, 1996 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Court of Appeal Justice Janice Rogers Brown, who is up for confirmation to the California Supreme Court this week, expressed strong conservative views in legal writings that state bar evaluators reviewed before finding her unqualified for the state high court. In a 1993 Sacramento bar journal article, Brown complained that government was too big and expressed dismay about lawyers who advocate civil liberties for topless dancers and the homeless but not for public prayer.
NEWS
July 11, 1998 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Justice Janice Rogers Brown, the newest member of the California Supreme Court, rarely speaks during oral arguments. She is generally quiet during the justices' private deliberations too. She has said she agonizes over her rulings and sometimes doubts herself. But when Brown sits down to write, something overcomes her. Her fingers fly across the keyboard, and the words that spill forth are scorching and sarcastic, scolding her colleagues and at times expressing contempt at their rulings.
NEWS
April 26, 1996 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
State Supreme Court nominee Janice Rogers Brown, whose confirmation is expected next week, was rated unqualified by at least three-fourths of state bar evaluators, who concluded she was too inexperienced and prone to inserting conservative personal views into her appellate opinions, The Times has learned. "She does not possess the minimum qualifications necessary for appointment to the highest court in the state," the bar commission that reviews judicial nominees told Gov.
NATIONAL
July 19, 2003 | Richard B. Schmitt, Times Staff Writer
President Bush is expected to nominate California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, administration officials and sources close to Brown said Friday. The appointment, pending completion of FBI background checks, would be apt to meet stiff resistance from Senate Democrats concerned that the conservative jurist is being groomed for an even higher judicial post.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1998
JANICE ROGERS BROWN * Position: Associate justice, California Supreme Court * Age: 49 * Education: UCLA School of Law, 1977. Bachelor's, Cal State Sacramento, economics, 1974. * Career highlights: Appointed to California Supreme Court by Gov. Pete Wilson, 1996. Deputy attorney general, state Department of Justice, 1979-87. Deputy secretary and general counsel, California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, 1987-89.
NEWS
July 11, 1998 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Justice Janice Rogers Brown, the newest member of the California Supreme Court, rarely speaks during oral arguments. She is generally quiet during the justices' private deliberations too. She has said she agonizes over her rulings and sometimes doubts herself. But when Brown sits down to write, something overcomes her. Her fingers fly across the keyboard, and the words that spill forth are scorching and sarcastic, scolding her colleagues and at times expressing contempt at their rulings.
NEWS
May 9, 1996 | From Associated Press
The State Bar said Wednesday it will investigate the leaking of an unfavorable report about Gov. Pete Wilson's latest state Supreme Court appointee and review the rules of its own judge-screening commission to see whether changes are needed. The bar's Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, known as the JNE or Jenny Commission, came under attack by prominent conservatives last week for giving an "unqualified" rating to Supreme Court nominee Janice Rogers Brown.
NEWS
May 1, 1996 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Court of Appeal Justice Janice Rogers Brown, who is up for confirmation to the California Supreme Court this week, expressed strong conservative views in legal writings that state bar evaluators reviewed before finding her unqualified for the state high court. In a 1993 Sacramento bar journal article, Brown complained that government was too big and expressed dismay about lawyers who advocate civil liberties for topless dancers and the homeless but not for public prayer.
NEWS
April 26, 1996 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
State Supreme Court nominee Janice Rogers Brown, whose confirmation is expected next week, was rated unqualified by at least three-fourths of state bar evaluators, who concluded she was too inexperienced and prone to inserting conservative personal views into her appellate opinions, The Times has learned. "She does not possess the minimum qualifications necessary for appointment to the highest court in the state," the bar commission that reviews judicial nominees told Gov.
NEWS
March 29, 1996 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson on Thursday appointed Janice Rogers Brown, a conservative African American appellate judge and former aide, to the California Supreme Court despite a state bar panel rating that she is too inexperienced for the job. Wilson, announcing the appointment at a Sacramento news conference, also elevated Justice Ronald M. George to lead the court when Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas retires May 1. George's promotion received wide praise from legal analysts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1996
So Gerald Uelmen (Commentary, May 10) found the circumstances surrounding Justice Janice Rogers Brown's appointment to be "a sickening display of hypocrisy and cynicism at every level." Funny, but almost everyone I know felt the same way about his machinations as well as those of his co-counsels during the O.J. Simpson trial. BOB KERTESZ Los Angeles
REAL ESTATE
February 6, 2005 | From Times wire reports
Local governments cannot regulate mortgage-lending operations that saddle heavy interest rates on home buyers who would not qualify for traditional loans, the state Supreme Court ruled last week. The 4-3 decision prevents Oakland and Los Angeles from enforcing local mortgage rules and blocks other cities from adopting lending ordinances. Ruling in a challenge to Oakland's ordinance, the divided court said that only the California Legislature can set lending controls.
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