Michigan assistant attorney general to speak about prosecuting domestic terrorism in Michigan Jan. 27

DETROIT – Sunita Doddamani, assistant attorney general and head of the Hate Crimes & Domestic Terrorism Unit at the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, will present “Prosecuting domestic terrorism in Michigan” on Thursday, Jan. 27.

The event, hosted by Wayne State University Law School, will take place on Zoom from noon to 1:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required to receive the Zoom details.

Doddamani, Wayne Law class of 2004, will discuss the creation of the Hate Crimes & Domestic Terrorism Unit, Michigan's unique Anti-Terrorism Act, how the Act is utilized by state prosecutors, jurisdictional considerations when charging these crimes, the rise of militia extremism and legal efforts to combat it. The talk will be moderated by Professor Gregory Fox, director of the Program for International Legal Studies and professor of law at Wayne Law.

Doddamani currently is the lead attorney prosecuting eight defendants charged with providing material support for the plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. She also is leading the case against the white-supremacist terror cell “The Base,” and several hate crime murder cases. In addition, served on the Flint Water Prosecution Team.

Doddamani is a Detroit native and first-generation American. Prior to serving as an assistant attorney general, she spent her 17-year career in public service working as an assistant prosecutor in Wayne and Macomb Counties. Doddamani has tried over 150 cases involving violent felonies. She earned her bachelor’s in political science from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.

To register for the event, visit go.wayne.edu/d88c48.

For more information about this event, contact Professor Gregory Fox at gfox@wayne.edu.

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