June 08, 2005

CB(D)C members plan march into Senate to protest Rogers Brown

Members of the Congressional Black (Democratic) Caucus (all House members except IL Senator Barak Obama) are planning on marching into the Senate chamber to protest the judicial nomination and (hopefully) eventual passage of CA Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown.

A report in Wednesday's Washington Post says some liberals are "questioning the wisdom" of the deal that allowed a confirmation vote on Brown and two other controversial nominees - in exchange for Republicans agreeing not to invoke the "nuclear option."

"Our problem with the compromise is the price that was paid," the Post quoted Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) as saying on Tuesday.

Liberals accuse Brown of being "hostile" to civil rights and many other elements of the liberal agenda.

Rogers Brown is expected to be confirmed today by the Senate after two years of Democratic filibustering and stonewalling her vote.

Posted by mhking at June 8, 2005 10:04 AM

If I may paraphrase Delegate Norton: "Our problem with the compromise is we gave up stuff too. The correct form of a compromise is when the other side gives us what we want and we let them."

Posted by: Gib at June 8, 2005 10:59 AM

Did you have a problem when conservatives LIED about Ronnie White's record? How about the fact that the largest police group in the state supported White? How about the fact that White's record was the same as the rest of the judges in the state that had Ashcroft's support?

Did you have a problem with the SINGLE VOTE HOLD that Republicans abused during Clinton's terms?

Did you have a problem with the 60 judges who didn't even get a judicial committee hearing?

Posted by: DarkStar at June 8, 2005 06:06 PM
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