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Judge Damon J. Keith Speaks In Detroit

By | 2014-12-04T09:00:00-05:00 December 4th, 2014|Michigan, News|

By BTL Staff

Michigan Roundtable presents a special evening with Judge Damon J. Keith entitled “Crusader for Justice” on Dec. 8. The organization, known for its dedication to fostering inclusion, diversity and equity in the state, will host Judge Keith over dinner as he share remark on his life’s work as told in his book, “Crusader for Justice.” He will also be available for book-signing.
The 92 year old is a senior judge for the United States Court of Appeals 6th Circuit and has been since 1977. The Detroit native has been well known throughout the years for his various rulings, including the famous ruling in United States v Sinclair (1971) that Nixon’s Attorney General John N. Mitchell would have to disclose the transcripts of illegal wiretaps that Mitchell had authorized without obtaining a search warrant.
Honorary co-chairs of the event include Kathleen Straus, long-time member of the Michigan Roundtable Board of Directors who also sits on the Michigan State Board of Education and Leon Tupper, a past board chair for Michigan Roundtable.
The event featuring Judge Keith begins with registration at 6:30 p.m. followed by the main program from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8 at Schoolcraft College. The event will be in the DiPonio Room of the college’s VisTa Tech Center, located at 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia.
The event fee is $50 and includes dinner and a copy of Judge Keith’s book. Contributions also help support Michigan Roundtable in its own crusade to make sure all people are welcome and treated fairly. Registration can be made online at or by making a check out to “Michigan Roundatable for Diversity & Inclusion” and mailing the organization at 525 New Center One, 3031 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit.
For more information, call 313-870-1500 or visit

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