U.S. Senate confirms Jackson attorney Debra Brown for federal judge post

November 7, 2013 in News, Statewide News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Jackson attorney Debra Brown for a federal judgeship in north Mississippi, and she will become the first black woman to […]

Meet Debra Brown, awaiting confirmation as Mississippi’s next federal judge

September 15, 2013 in News, Top Stories

TUPELO, Mississippi – (AP) — Mississippi’s likely next federal district jurist admits she’s been a judge only for the state’s High School Mock Trial Competition.

People who know Debra Marie Brown say she’s plenty ready to don the black robe.

Brown, 49, of Jackson, isn’t a judge yet — she merely lacks consent from a majority of U.S. senators to become the state’s first black female to assume that lifetime appointment…