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Judicial power & higher ed, topics at March Civic Cocktail

Civic_Cocktail Feb_2017 logoFrom the courtroom to campus, the March edition of Civic Cocktail will examine the role of the judicial branch of government and the future of higher education in Washington state.

The conversation is sure to be thought-provoking at the March 1 event at Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave., where U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik, University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce and Washington State University President Kirk Schulz will be the featured guests.

Host Joni Balter will talk one-on-one with Judge Lasnik about the recent ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the nationwide restraining order against the Trump administration’s immigration ban as well as discuss the limits of presidential powers and the judicial role in the system of checks and balances in government.

Then, Cauce and Schulz will share their views on the state of higher education, the impact of Trump’s immigration policy and free speech on campus culture.

Tickets are $20 to $25. Register via Seattle CityClub. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program is at 6 p.m. Civic Cocktail will premiere on Seattle Channel (cable 21), 8 p.m., Thursday, March 2 and will also be available online.

Civic Cocktail — presented by Seattle Channel and Seattle CityClub — offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar.