Michael J. Davis, chief U.S. district judge for the District of Minnesota, will speak at a free, public event in William Mitchell College of Law’s Kelley Boardroom from 5:30 to 7 pm Thursday, April 11.
He will discuss his time on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and the importance of judicial review in the fight against terrorism.
Chief Judge Davis was appointed by President Clinton and took the oath of office on March 30, 1994. He became Chief Judge of the District of Minnesota on July 1, 2008. He was the first African-American federal judge in Minnesota.
In 1999, Chief Justice Rehnquist appointed Chief Judge Davis to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for a seven-year term. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is a special court that designates 11 federal district court judges to review applications for warrants for national security investigations.
To register, email Sarah.Gibson@wmitchell.edu
William Mitchell’s the National Security and Law Society is hosting the event.