Law Day: Separation of Powers

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: UW-Marathon County Auditorium
Address: 518 S. 7th Avenue, Wausau Wisconsin

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Our Founding Fathers agreed that government should not have too much power. Otherwise, it would threaten the freedom of the people. Our three branches of government – legislative, executive and judicial – provide a framework for our freedom, preserving liberty and advancing our rights.

However, this framework is not self-executing. We the people must continually act to ensure that our constitutional democracy endures.

In honor of the 60th anniversary of national Law Day, the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service and the Marathon County Bar Association present:

 “Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom”

A panel discussion with three well-known local citizens will address the separation of powers as fundamental to our constitutional purpose and will consider how our governmental system works for ourselves and our posterity.

Panelists will be:

  • Donna Seidl, 85th Assembly District -2005-2013
  • Brad Karger, Marathon County administrator
  • Judge Gregory B. Huber, Marathon County Circuit Court

They will address:

  • How do the three branches work together?
  • How do they work for us?
  • How can you participate?

Before the panel discussion, a skit presentation will show examples of the separation of powers. Refreshments will be served in the UW-Marathon County Terrace Room at the conclusion of the program.

FREE and open to the public.

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About Law Day:
Law Day is an annual commemoration first held in 1957 when American Bar Association President Charles Rhynes envisioned a special national day to mark our nation’s commitment to the rule of law. The following year, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first Law Day Proclamation. Law Day was made official in 1961 when Congress issued a joint resolution designating May 1 as the official date for celebrating Law Day.