Web-posted Oct 1, 2006


Several Oakland County Circuit Court judges gave a valuable civics lesson to a number of Waterford Kettering and Mott high school students recently.The young people learned of the separation of powers and heard what could happen when freedoms disappear.

The morning ended with a speech by a Holocaust survivor, and the day featured lessons taught by judges to the high schoolers.

“It was very important for the kids to hear,” Oakland County Circuit Judge Edward Sosnick said in an Oakland Press story about the speech by Samuel Offen, a West Bloomfield Township man who survived Nazi concentration camps. “You could hear a pin drop when he was speaking.”