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Issues of the Day: A Delicate Balance - Protecting and Restoring Constitutional Democracy

  • Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Avenue Langley, WA, 98260 United States (map)

Professor Andrew Siegel returns to the island for a compelling conversation about how modern politics and partisanship are affecting the traditional roles and powers of the three branches of our government. Set against an historical backdrop, Professor Siegel will address the current perceptions and offer insights about the future of our Constitutional Democracy.

“A Delicate Balance” will focus on: the Judicial Branch and the extent our court system is affected by partisan politics; the role of the Legislative Branch in a time when the Executive Branch wields tremendous power; and an Executive Branch under extreme scrutiny.

Barbara Seitle from the League of Women Voters will moderate a brief Q&A following each segment of the discussion.


Join us for an extraordinary and intimate opportunity to meet and talk with leaders of Island County's political movements and parties, our elected officials, Andrew Siegel, and special guest Helen Price Johnson, Island County Commissioner.

6:30pm | WICA Mainstage

Sponsored by The Star Store

Hosted by The League of Women Voters and Island County Bar Association


Andrew Siegel, an Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University, researches and writes about constitutional theory, contemporary constitutional and public law, and American legal history. He is a nationally recognized expert on the United States Supreme Court, who frequently lectures on that subject in a variety of academic and professional settings. He is a co-author of “The Supreme Court Sourcebook” and his scholarship has appeared in a variety of journals including the Texas, Fordham, and UC-Davis Law Reviews and the Harvard Civil Right-Civil Liberties Law Review. He is also a frequent commentator on the Supreme Court and constitutional law for local and national television, radio, and newspapers.


$80 | lecture and reception with hors d'oeuvres and an assortment of local wines

$25 | lecture only


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“Since 1996, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts has presented events with leading figures in the world of art, film, literature, music, politics, and theatre.

There have been countless lectures and onstage conversations -- and a few surprise performances -- offering diverse perspectives about the forces that impact our culture.

It is a great pleasure to introduce you to our new Humanities Series; a program designed to continue the tradition of sharing big ideas and to introduce our community to the influencers and thought leaders shaping our society.” — Verna Everitt, WICA Executive Director