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Senate comfirms Rogers-Brown, boy are we screwed.

Two down one to go as far as the republican controlled senate goes. Yesterday the Senate confirmed Janice Rogers-Brown. She is regarded as the most extreme of the 3 judges to be confirmed under the agreement that saved the filibuster. I thought that Owens was a bit off kilter, but Rogers-Brown has Owen beat on so many levels, that honestly it's not funny.

Janice Rogers Brown, the African-American daughter of Alabama sharecroppers who was confirmed Wednesday to the federal appeals court here, often invokes slavery in describing what she sees as the perils of liberalism.

You've got to be kidding me right? Liberalism = Slavery? What kind of drugs is this woman on any ways? (maybe she's got the same supplier that Limbaugh does). This chick gives me the uber-creeps.

"We no longer find slavery abhorrent," she told the conservative Federalist Society a few years ago. "We embrace it." She explained in another speech, "If we can invoke no ultimate limits on the power of government, a democracy is inevitably transformed into a kleptocracy - a license to steal, a warrant for oppression."

What really gets me is that when the Chief Justice of the SCOTUS retires this summer, one of these three could end up on the bench of the highest court of the land. And that folks scares the absolute crap out of me.

This week, some Senate Democrats have even singled her out as the most objectionable of President Bush's more than 200 judicial nominees, citing her criticism of affirmative action and abortion rights but most of all her sweeping denunciations of New Deal legal precedents that enabled many federal regulations and social programs - developments she has called "the triumph of our socialist revolution."

The neo-cons are just one step away from sending us back years and years. We could end up seeing Roe v Wade overturned, and that is not a bright outlook. They've got the building block's for it right now, with two judges confirmed and the third..William Pryor is supposed get a vote today.

She has often said that she has been guided through the challenges of her life and work by her deep Christian faith, and she has often argued that judges should look to higher authorities than precedent or manmade laws in making decisions.

Judges should look to higher authorities? If your going to look to god on a ruling, then you really need your head checked. I want a judge that is going to rule evenly and fairly from the bench. Not some neo-con shooting down things like abortion because "God told her to". Hey I'm all for what ever religion you want to practice, but when you walk into that court room, god needs to wait outside.

And here's a kicker:

Justice Brown, though, was the focus of special attention from both sides in the Senate. For one thing, she was named to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, widely considered the most influential appellate court and currently almost evenly divided between Republican and Democratic appointees. And even before her confirmation, however, she was often cited as a potential candidate for the Supreme Court, in part because of her politically appealing life story.

The emphasis is mine. She's a good candidate just based on her politically appealing life story? Is that all it takes to be a candidate for the Supreme Court? That right there makes my head spin out of control. Shouldn't it be about your job on the bench? Your rulings? Instead of your life story? How many times will the Republican's throw the whole "She was a sharecroppers daughter" into our faces? It just boggles my mind that the gang of 14 compromised on this particular judge.

This is why folks, we're going to hell in a hand basket. And I don't need to remind everyone that this is a life time appointment. There is a small bright side to this. She can be filibustered if she comes up for the SCOTUS nomination. And I hope if it comes to that, the Senate Dem's do just that. There is no way she deserves to sit on the highest court in the land. Period.
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