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Reverend Al Sharpton Clarifies his Position on Justice Janice Rogers Brown

Location: New York, NY

Thursday, 6th of October 2003

Reverend Al Sharpton Clarifies his Position on Justice Janice Rogers Brown

NEW YORK, NY-Democratic Presidential Candidate, the Reverend Al Sharpton, issued the following statement to clarify his position on the potential filibuster of President Bush's nomination of California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit-

"I am strongly opposed to the nomination of Janice Rogers Brown to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals." "She is so far removed from the judicial mainstream that she poses a serious threat to the progress we have made in civil rights." "This morning, I made phone calls to Senator Leahy, through his Chief-of-Staff, Luke Albee, and Senators John Edwards, and Charles Schumer, to convey my opposition to the nomination of Justice Brown." "I asked the Senators to do everything within their means to prevent her from gaining a lifetime appointment to this important Court, and call upon the full Senate to take the same steps to ensure that she is not confirmed."

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