For Immediate Release: April 29, 2019
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Statement from President Clinton on the passing of Judge Damon Keith
When I first met Judge Damon Keith more than 30 years ago, he was already a legend for his unyielding commitment to justice, his courage on the bench, and his deep humanity. He knew that his decisions had real effects on real people’s lives, and he never forgot that sacred responsibility—using the law to expand civil rights, guard civil liberties, and widen the circle of opportunity for all Americans. For 52 years, our nation was blessed by his service and his wisdom. Hillary and I join the many people whose lives he touched in Michigan and beyond in mourning his loss and celebrating his legacy.