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Project 21 letter to Senate on Brown nomination
Project 21 ^ | 10.22.03 | David Almasi

Posted on 10/22/2003 7:27:39 AM PDT by mhking

October 21, 2003

Chairman Orrin Hatch
Senate Judiciary Committee
#224 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Chairman Hatch:

Members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 are calling upon senators to give California Supreme Court Associate Justice Janice Rogers Brown fair and timely consideration as she faces the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, October 22.

Liberal special interest groups and politicians have stepped up their criticism of Brown as her hearing date nears. Liberal senators have already placed legislative holds on or are filibustering the confirmation votes of many other Bush judicial nominees in an attempt to keep them from being voted on by the full Senate. This has led to some nominees suffering in legislative limbo since May of 2001, and to Miguel Estrada withdrawing his nomination rather than prolong the attacks on his character.

Project 21 members demand that the Brown confirmation process be handled in a quick and timely manner, devoid of scare tactics and procedural skullduggery.

To follow are some quotes from individual Project 21 members about the Brown nomination:

"The Senate's job is to give its advise and consent, not to make the judiciary into its own political image. Justice Brown is more than qualified as a jurist. If some senators would actually embrace fairness rather than obstructionism and partisanship, then I believe Justice Brown should get the fair hearing she richly deserves."
- Jerry Brooks of Portland, Oregon

"There is nothing in Judge Brown's judicial history that should disqualify her from serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals. She has proven her ability to follow the letter of the law and refrained from social engineering from the bench, despite the pervasive activism of many of today's jurists. It is time for the NAACP to step to the plate for a change and support a qualified individual who happens to be a part of their purported constituency. It is also time for liberals to cease these sophomoric attempts of obstruction for their own political gain."
- Sean Turner of Atlanta, Georgia

"This is one of the clearest examples of liberal bigotry that can be identified. Jurists such as Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Miguel Estrada and Justice Janice Rogers are despised by liberals because they stand for truth, integrity, accountability and responsibility to both to the law and the greater community."
- Mychal Massie of Zion Hill, Pennsylvania

"Justice Janice Rogers Brown has shown a strong belief in a color-blind Constitution, respect for free speech and a high respect for the special abilities of legislators over judges. That these qualities are seen as troubling to many groups is a sign of how far the groups have moved from the American ideal. Her opinions are well written and extensively researched, and she has earned the respect of the legal community.

"Her legal reasoning and writing are in the mainstream of conservative thought, leavened with intelligence and a thorough understanding of history and the US constitution. She has been an independent judge, willing to overturn death penalty cases where she saw the law violated by the government, hardly the rigid doctrinaire that pressure groups attempt to portray.

"In addition to her professional life, her personal story is a compelling testament to hard work and overcoming obstacles. As she has achieved personnel and professional success, her life is an American success story. Janice Rogers Brown has earned a fair hearing for the high office she has been nominated to. It is up to the U.S. Senate to give her one."
- Theodore Essex of Alexandria, Virginia

Thank you for your time in this important matter.


David Almasi

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blacklash; davidalmasi; deneenborelli; freedomworks; janicerogersbrown; judicialnominees; judiciarycommittee; orrinhatch; project21; quotes

1 posted on 10/22/2003 7:27:39 AM PDT by mhking
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2 posted on 10/22/2003 7:28:11 AM PDT by mhking
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To: mhking
bttt. Go project 21!
3 posted on 10/22/2003 7:29:35 AM PDT by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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To: mhking
bttt. Go Janet.
4 posted on 10/22/2003 7:30:16 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: pogo101
It is obvious that the Liberals don't want a conservative black female in a position of moral authority and judgement. Where are the feminazis on this issue? I will tell you they are quieter than a hooker in church about it.

I hope all the FReepers send a message to the Republican "lead" senate to conduct a real balls to the wall filibuster. The GOP has to start fighting for these people. They aren't going to be nice of fair they will try to denegrate this woman that has been compared to Deborah in the Old Testament.

All of this flies in the face of what they stand for, Equal Opportunity and Affiramtive Action. They want myrmidons on the plantation here is a woman that escaped and they want to keep her from advancing and living the American dream. What a bunch of hypocrites!
5 posted on 10/22/2003 7:40:24 AM PDT by Warrior Nurse (Black, white or hispanic the jihadists are trying to kill us all, you better recognize!)
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To: mhking
Thanks for the ping!

Am totally impressed by the stand of Project 21 in supporting the well qualified Justice Brown! This Country is fortunate to have such jurist as Justice Brown and she definitely needs on the Federal Bench.

Applaud Project 21! Great JOB!

6 posted on 10/22/2003 8:19:14 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Don't forget to Visit/donate at
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To: mhking
Project 21--WooHoo.

7 posted on 10/22/2003 8:47:34 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Aaron0617
Go Project 21!!

Hearing is now LIVE on c-span.

Looks like my own Senator Dick Durbin is up next.

8 posted on 10/22/2003 9:34:35 AM PDT by Aaron0617
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To: mhking
Great Job! Thank you Project 21!
9 posted on 10/22/2003 12:54:48 PM PDT by netmilsmom ( We are SITCOMs-single income, two kids, oppressive mortgage.)
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To: mhking
I just saw her for the first time today. VERY IMPRESSIVE!!!

What blows me away.. is I don't recall seeing this many Black nominations from the Clinton era.

So it seems like when there is ACTION instead of all talk.. the black community isn't standing up and saying HOLD ON A SECOND HERE!!!

Whats going on??

Where is the outrage?

This administration is the first one to be so aggressive at actually DOING something about putting people IN POWER. This is vitally important. Once these people are IN THERE.. they aren't GOING ANYWHERE!!

10 posted on 10/22/2003 4:15:17 PM PDT by Vets_Husband_and_Wife (Our troops get it! We Thank God they do!! Remember ALWAYS 9-11)
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To: mhking
Justice Janice Rogers Brown Bump.
11 posted on 10/22/2003 4:18:27 PM PDT by CyberCowboy777 (I can't complain but sometimes I still do)
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To: mhking
I was infuriated watching this hearing today an what those damn dems put her through!
12 posted on 10/23/2003 12:03:22 AM PDT by JustPiper (18 of 19 Hijackers had State issued Driver's License's !!!)
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To: mhking
Justice Janice Rogers Brown is perfect !
13 posted on 10/23/2003 12:11:23 AM PDT by america-rules (I'm one proud American right now !)
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To: mhking
I hope she makes it all the way to the US Supremes, because I'm sadistic. It would do my heart good to watch the liberal wailing and gnashing of teeth, the squirming, the flopping, the screaming fits of rage, the pain, the agony....O, the insanity of it all! Supreme Court Justice Brown...Supreme Court Justice has such a nice ring to it...Heh, heh.
14 posted on 10/23/2003 12:20:20 AM PDT by FlyVet
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To: mhking
This was during Estrada, but it's still appropriate,

Why Frist and all won't go 24/7 (Vanity)

Also, this is even better,

Lessons of the Estrada Defeat
15 posted on 10/23/2003 2:00:07 PM PDT by votelife (Elect a Filibuster Proof Majority)
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