1949 – Janice Rogers Brown, born on the 11th of May in Greenville, Alabama. She is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
1974 – She earned her B.A. from California State University, Sacramento.
1977 – Earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the UCLA School of Law.
1977 – 1979 – She was Deputy Legislative Counsel for the Office of Legislative Counsel in California.
1987 – 1989 – She was Deputy Secretary and General Counsel for California’s Business, Transportation, and Housing Authority.
1988 – 1989 – A University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law Adjunct Professor.
1990 – 1991 – She briefly entered private practice as an Associate of Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Mueller & Naylor.
1991 – 1994 – She returned to government as Legal Affairs Secretary for Governor Pete Wilson.
1994 – Wilson appointed her to the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District.
2000 – She authored the opinion in Kasler v. Lockyer, upholding the right of the State of California to ban semi-automatic firearms, and of the Attorney General of California to add to the list of prohibited weapons.
2003 – She was nominated by President Bush to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
2004 – She received an LL.M. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.
2005 – The Senate Judiciary Committee again endorsed her and referred her name to the full Senate.