A Life’s Commitment to the Constitution & the Law
Former Chief Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals
The Honorable Henry Saad P’00
As the world’s longest surviving written charter of government, the United States Constitution serves as a blueprint for democracies worldwide. It has been quoted in the halls of government, studied in the halls of academia, and cited in the courts of law. It stands as an enduring tribute to the foundational principle of a free society capsulated in its first three words, “We the People” affirming the government of the United States exists to serve its citizens.
Such is the context for an engaging, informative, and enlightening presentation “A Constitutional Conversation” by The Honorable Henry Saad, former Chief Judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals, former Chairman of the Brother Rice High School Board of Directors, and proud parent of Andrew, class of 2000.
On October 30, 2020, a group of 50 students, teachers, staff, and alumni gathered in the Brother Rice Gymnasium for this special symposium, reflecting on the Constitution’s historical context and its sustained importance today.
For the students in Mr. Ciaravino and Mr. Kuschel’s Social Studies classes, Judge Saad provided a look back to the forefathers’ development of the Constitution and the Constitutional politics that have come into play throughout our country’s history. The presentation included insights behind the politics surrounding the recent appointment of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
Judge Saad has been a judicial nominee himself. In 1994, former Governor Engler appointed Judge Saad to the Michigan Court of Appeals, a role he held for 23 years, including a term as Chief Judge. Judge Saad was nominated for federal appointments by both President H.W. Bush and President George W. Bush. As a result, Judge Saad has spoken on the nominating process on many occasions.
Brother Rice High School is so thankful for the loyalty, time, and expertise of Judge Henry Saad as he is a passionate constitutionalist recognized through his talks, lectures, and professorships at the collegiate level as an important voice and thought leader influencing the next generation of law students and aspiring public servants. We are proud to call him a Brother Rice Warrior!
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