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Brown, Janice Rogers
Born 1949 in Greenville, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on February 14, 2005, to a seat vacated by Stephen F. Williams. Confirmed by the Senate on June 8, 2005, and received commission on June 10, 2005.

California State University, Sacramento, B.A., 1974
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 1977
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 2004

Professional Career:
Deputy legislative counsel, State of California, 1977-1979
Deputy attorney general, State of California, 1979-1987
Deputy secretary and general counsel, Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, State of California, 1987-1990
Private practice, California, 1990-1991
Legal affairs secretary, Gov. Pete Wilson, California, 1991-1994
Associate justice, California Court of Appeal, Third District, 1994-1996
Associate justice, Supreme Court of California, 1996-2005
Adjunct professor, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1998-1999

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, July 25, 2003; no Senate vote


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