Shaw Island Library and Historical Society Speaker Series presents…
Bill Whitford of
Gill v. Whitford, the landmark case regarding Gerrymandering now before the US Supreme Court
William (“Bill”) Whitford is responsible for bringing this important case regarding partisan gerrymandering to the US Supreme Court. Bill is emeritus professor of the law at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a frequent visitor to Shaw. Bill will speak about the case: how it began, the issues before the Supreme Court, and what might happen next.
Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 1 PM
at the Shaw Island Community Building.
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Saturday, July 28, 2018
details coming soon…
Knute “Skip” Berger (born 1953) is an American journalist, writer and editor based in Seattle, Washington. Berger is a columnist for Crosscut.com, writing under the name “Mossback”. He is also Editor-at-Large and a columnist for Seattle magazine,] author of Pugetopolis, and former longtime editor of the Seattle Weekly. His writing focuses on Pacific Northwest subjects including heritage, culture, politics and historic preservation. Berger writes frequently about World’s Fairs, seven of which he has attended, including the Century 21 Exposition in his hometown of Seattle. In 2011, Berger was named “Writer in Residence” at the landmark of the 1962 Century 21 Expo, the Space Needle, in anticipation of the Expo’s Fiftieth Anniversary. Commissioned by the owners of the Space Needle, he penned its official history for the anniversary in Space Needle: The Spirit of Seattle, published in 2012.