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Janice Brown

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Janice Brown
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Title:   Judge
Position:   55
Station:   D.C.
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   6/10/2005 - Present
Preceded by:   Stephen F. Williams
Past post:   California Supreme Court
Past term:   1996-2005
Personal History
Born:   1949
Hometown:   Greenville, AL
Undergraduate:   California State U. '74
Law School:   University of California Los Angeles Law '77
Grad. School:   U. of Virginia Law '04
Janice Rogers Brown is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She joined the court in 2005 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education

Born in Greenville, Alabama, Brown graduated from California State University with her bachelor's degree in 1974 and later graduated from UCLA Law with her J.D. degree in 1977. Brown then received an Master of Laws degree in 2004 from Virginia Law.[1]

Professional career

Brown was Deputy Legislative Counsel for the California Legislative Counsel Bureau from 1977 to 1979 before becoming a Deputy Attorney General in the California Attorney General's Office from 1979 to 1987. Brown was nominated by Governor Pete Wilson as Deputy Secretary & General Counsel for the California Business, Transportation, and Housing Agency from 1987 to 1990. Brown then entered private practice in California until 1991. In 1991, Brown was the Legal Affairs Secretary for Governor Pete Wilson until 1994 when she was nominated by Governor Wilson to Associate Justice in the California Courts of Appeal for the California Third District Court of Appeal from 1994 to 1996. Brown was then nominated in 1996 by Governor Wilson as Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court from 1996 to 2005. Brown also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of the Pacific's McGeorge Law School from 1998 to 1999.[1]

Judicial career

DC Circuit

On the recommendation of the at-large Congressional delegation for the District of Columbia, Brown was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by President George W. Bush on February 14, 2005 to a seat vacated by Stephen F. Williams. Brown was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 8, 2005 on a Senate vote and received commission on June 10, 2005.[2]

Awards and associations

Notable cases

See also

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