Law Day: Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom

Source: Wausau Daily Herald

Do you know the three branches of the United States government?

In 2017, 33 percent of Americans who were surveyed could not name any branch, according to the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

People who wish to enhance their appreciation for America’s legislative, executive and judicial branches are invited to attend a Law Day program called “Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom.”

The free program, presented by the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service and the Marathon County Bar Association, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at the University of Wisconsin Marathon County Auditorium, 518 S. Seventh Ave., according to a WIPPS news release.

Local attorneys from the Marathon County Bar Association will present short skits to illustrate the three branches of government and how the Constitution’s system of checks and balances preserves Americans’ civil liberties.

Three panelists — Former state Rep. Donna Seidel, Marathon County Administrator Brad Karger and Marathon County Circuit Judge Gregory Huber — will address how the three branches work together, how they work for the public and how the public can participate in government.

There will be a question and answer session with the panelists, and refreshments will be served after the program.

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