WASHINGTON — Sitting before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Ada Brown, one of only two African American state appellate jurists in Texas, was asked whether she thought the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown vs. Board of Education was correctly decided.

She wouldn’t say.

Brown, nominated to be a federal district judge in Dallas, said she benefited from the decision personally but cited a judicial canon that she and dozens of Trump administration judicial nominees, including six others from Texas, have said in their confirmation hearings prevents them from commenting on court decisions.

The Brown ruling, issued 65 years ago Friday, ended state laws establishing a “separate but equal” system of racial segregation in public schools.

“Brown is a landmark case,” Brown, a justice on

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