Janice Rogers Brown and the Supreme Court


Janice Rogers Brown: nominate her and we'll see who 'hates black people'

'A circuit court judge is bound by stare decisis. They don't get to make new law.'

Spoken by Joe Biden on Face the Nation on July 3rd, these words are in reference to the nomination battle that awaits President Bush's selection to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.  Biden explained that just because Janice Rogers Brown was recently confirmed to a Circuit Court position, that doesn't necessarily prescribe an easy confirmation should she be the pick to replace Sandra Day O'Conner on the higher court.  In Biden's opinion, the Supreme Court gets 'to make new law' and, therefore, presents a new set of requirements than that of lower courts.

Is it my own ignorance, or was I misinformed on a crucial point: doesn't the Supreme Court simply determine if a law is Constitutional or not?  Now, obviously, I'm not nae to the reality of the Court: that they have indeed made 'new law,' but that initiative is beyond the bounds of the Constitution's original intent.  Biden, the Democrats and liberal activists are viewing the Court not through the prism of original intent, but through erroneous practice.

Is there any wonder that the nation is 'divided'?  As usual when it comes to the Left, truth is buried beneath their intellectual needs and wants.  They would never get this far if not for the media which carries their muddied water dutifully to the 'mainstream' of American thought.

President Bush should see that he has an obligation to begin to prune the overgrown branch of government that the Supreme Court has become and bring it back to its constitutional roots.  He can best do this by nominating Justice Brown.

If you are not familiar with her, Janice Rogers Brown is black.  Call to mind the abuse Colin Powell and Condi Rice have taken from the 'party of tolerance' and you can imagine what awaits Justice Brown from the Democrats on the Senate Judicial Committee.  What we shall see in coming months will make the Clarence Thomas hearings look like a puny under—card on a 'Fight of the Century' heavyweight title bout.   

Liberals have made it very clear that any black person in a Republican administration is Black in Name Only.  These BINOS are 'Uncle Toms' and 'house—slaves'.  (If you think Al Gore would have nominated qualified minorities for positions of power, you are sorely mistaken.  Al Gore, Sr. filibustered against Civil Rights legislation — and the nut doesn't fall far from the tree).   It makes one wonder why the black community would continue to place their fortunes with a political party that takes their vote, but slams the front door in their face when it comes time to break bread.

J. James Estrada  9 08 05