Patriot Panel


The Oakland County Bar Association’s Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee and Thomas M. Cooley Law School held a panel discussion titled “The First Amendment in the Digital Age: What Will Free Speech and Free Press Mean in a Minority-Majority Era” Sept. 13 in Auburn Hills. The school celebrated Constitution Day and Patriot Week at its four Michigan campuses this month. Among those taking part in the event were (l-r) Cooley Associate Dean John Nussbaumer; Judge Michael Warren of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court; Imad Hamad, regional director of the Arab American Anti-discrimination Committee; attorney Lawrence Garcia, who acted as moderator; Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Phyllis McMillen; Butch Hollowell, general counsel for the Detroit NAACP; and civil rights attorney Nabih Ayad.

Photos by John Meiu