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The Wall Street Journal has reported that President Trump is considering former D.C. circuit judge and former California Supreme Court justice Janice Rogers Brown to succeed Jeff Sessions as attorney general. Assuming that becomes necessary at some point, it is important that the president pick someone who will continue the important work Sessions has already undertaken during his tenure at the Department of Justice in matters such as criminal justice reform and illegal immigration.
It will also be important, in this time of great partisan crisis, that the president pick someone with deep principle and courage, someone like Ed Meese, who held the post during the Ronald Reagan years. Brown meets both of those qualifications and would be an inspired choice.
Pleasure - Brown - Years - Witnessing - Career
I have had the pleasure of knowing Brown for years and witnessing, up close, her distinguished career in California. From her more than ten years of service on the California Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, to her service as legal affairs secretary to Gov. Pete Wilson, to her outstanding leadership as a deputy attorney general in California, it’s clear that Brown is an incredible public servant.
I can say from personal experience that what former President Ronald Reagan said about Meese can easily be modified for her: If Rogers Brown is not a good person, then there are no good people. Indeed, the three qualities that defined Meese’s service to President Reagan—loyalty, deep principle, and courage—demonstrate why Brown would make an outstanding attorney general in the Trump administration.
Brown - Career - Career - Government - Result
Brown’s career has never been about her. Her distinguished career in government was never the result of spotlight-seeking, but rather focused on defending the country and Constitution she has loved her whole life.
She is the daughter of an Alabama sharecropper. She attended segregated schools as a black woman, put herself through college and law...
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