Introducing One of the "Seven Judicial Fanatics"
If you're interested in knowing a little bit more about the "seven Judicial fanatics" (or so says "Crazy Al" Gore), I located a brief biography of Janice Rogers Brown on Wikipedia. This is an excerpt.
|Janice Rogers Brown is the daughter of a family of Alabama sharecroppers. She received her B.A. from California State University in Sacramento in 1974, and her Juris Doctorate from UCLA in 1977. She has now been on the California Supreme Court for nine years.|
She wrote the majority opinion upholding an amendment to the California Constitution prohibiting affirmative action for women and minorities and dissented from an opinion striking down a parental consent law for abortions.
Brown has also surprised some conservatives with traditionally liberal positions on criminal sentencing and freedom of speech. She was the lone justice to contend that a provision in the California Constitution requires drug offenders be given treatment instead of jail time.
Ayup. She's got judicial fanatic written all over her.
Wikipedia: Janice Rogers Brown