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February 22, 2022

The Importance of a Diverse Judiciary - What History Teaches Us

Part of the Judicial Division's Heritage Series for Black History Month, this panel uses a historical perspective to analyze why diversity on the bench is important to the rule of law and public confidence in our court system.


Hon. Miriam Perry

Judge, Michigan Fifteenth District Court

Hon. David H. Coar (Ret.)

District Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Professor Taneisha N. Means
Assistant Professor of Policial Science on the Class of 1951 Chair, Vassar College

Hon. A. Peggy Quince (Ret.)
Justice, Florida Supreme Court

Hon. Cynthia Stephens
Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals for the First District