Senate committee okays Brown for federal judgeship

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination of Jackson attorney Debra Brown in a federal judgeship in north Mississippi.

The committee met today in Washington. The nomination now goes to the full Senate for confirmation.

President Barack Obama nominated Brown in May. The judgeship presides over court in Greenville.

If confirmed, Brown would become the state’s first black female district judge.

The post became open in 2012 by the death of U.S. District Judge W. Allen Pepper Jr.

Brown works in the Jackson law firm Wise Carter Child & Caraway.

Brown graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and a law degree from the University of Mississippi.

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