Opinion: Janice Rogers Brown-The Attorney General America Needs


By, Philip Hamburger

(October 31, 2018)

“If Jeff Sessions steps down as attorney general, who will replace him?

This question is on the president’s mind, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report, and among all the persons being floated as potential replacements, one stands out: retired D.C. Circuit Court Judge Janice Rogers Brown.

There are reasons to admire each of the rumored candidates for the position — and its current occupant. They all have distinguished themselves in their service to this country. But our nation now needs more than that. Over the past century, the courts have eroded the Constitution and its freedoms, and attorneys general have too often seized the opportunity for expanded federal power.”

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