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Congressman John Conyers

Representing the 13th District of Michigan

CONYERS STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF JUDGE ANNA DIGGS TAYLOR

November 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13), released the following statement on the death of Detroit federal Judge Anna Diggs Taylor:

“I am incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend Judge Anna Diggs Taylor. Judge Taylor was a pioneer who blazed a trail for countless women and African-Americans.

“After Judge Diggs Taylor was appointed to the federal bench by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, she continued to uphold the values enshrined in the Constitution. During her tenure, Judge Diggs Taylor was impartial in her handling of some of the most controversial cases of their time.

“Judge Diggs Taylor’s commitment to the rule of law is to be respected and cherished now and for generations to come. My sympathies go out to her husband, their children, and grandchildren during this difficult time.”