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Nessel: Judge Keith an Inspiration by Word and by Deed

LANSING –Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today released the following statement on the passing of Judge Damon Keith.

“The passing of Judge Damon Keith marks the end of an incredible life’s journey - not just for one man but for a nation that craved his leadership. For more than half a century Judge Keith ruled from the bench with compassion, integrity and justice - an example for all of us. He was an inspiration by word and by deed to me and to every lawyer and political leader I know.  He once wrote ‘Democracies die behind closed doors.... When government begins closing doors, it selectively controls information rightfully belonging to the people. Selective information is misinformation.’ We should honor his memory and his legacy by living those words.”