Anthony Brown for Judge
for a Judge Appointed by the People, Not the Politicians.
No Partisan Endorsements
No Special Interest Endorsements
No Corporate Contributions
No Political Action Committee Contributions
Most lawyers are afraid to challenge a sitting appellate court judge. Anthony Brown is not. Anthony Brown has always been a fighter. When he saw injustice in his church as a teen, he called it out—the membership then elected him to church leadership. When he saw injustice in his undergraduate institution’s student government, he called it out—the student body then elected him president. When he saw injustice as a member of the Saint Paul Human Rights Commission, he called it out—the Mayor appointed him Chairman of the Commission. And as an attorney he has seen countless injustices in Minnesota courtrooms—now he wants your vote to put him on the Court of Appeals, so that he can call them out too.
For nearly two decades Anthony Brown has fearlessly represented his clients at every level of the American judicial systems—including the Supreme Court of the United States. That experience compels him to acknowledge what every lawyer knows (but is afraid to say) about the state of Minnesota’s judiciary:
· Minnesota’s judicial system is absolutely rigged against the poor and the powerless.
· Minnesota judges have too much power with too little accountability.
· Minnesota judges fear only one thing: losing an election.
Anthony Brown is different. As a judge, he will be a champion for the powerless and poor; that doesn’t mean they will always win, but they will finally play on a level field with the powerful and the wealthy. He won’t assume that his views or experiences define the universe of what is real but will listen with an ear toward understanding the parties’ views—that’s called judicial humility. And when he decides a case, Minnesotans will be able to trust that he is willing to bear the consequences of his decision, even if that means losing an election or being overturned by a higher court.
To that end he pledges:
• No Partisan Political Endorsements
• No Special Interest Endorsements
• No Corporate Contributions
• No Political Action Committee Contributions
The depth and breadth of Anthony Brown’s legal experience and knowledge is indisputable. He has represented some of Minnesota’s finest legal corporations in civil courts and some of Minnesota’s poorest residents in criminal courts. Anthony Brown began his legal career working for a federal judge in Minneapolis and then went on to work at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi. From there he worked as corporate counsel for one of Minnesota’s finest non-profit corporations. He has tried cases in federal court and state court on behalf of a variety of clients. And defended those clients in the both state and federal appellate courts. He has broad experience in the following types of cases:
Property Rights Law
Admitted and Represented Clients in the Following Appellate Courts:
Supreme Court of United States
Minnesota Supreme Court
Minnesota Court of Appeals
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Hamline University School of Law (Law Journal and Moot Court)
B.A. Political Science
Chicago State University (President of the Student Government Association)