Responding to students' requests, professors at UW Law School pulled together a course on presidential powers just months after the 2016 election. Now, Professors Lisa Manheim and Kathryn Watts have written a short and lucid book, "The Limits of Presidential Power: A Citizens' Guide to the Law," available on Amazon. The book explores the legal basis for presidential powers and steps Congress, citizens, and the courts can take to protect the rule of law. Among the topics the authors focus on are the various checks on presidential power, in both law and politics, and a close look at the powers in the presidential "toolkit."
Thanks to the folks at the Seattle Public Library The Town Crier, a weekly published in early twentieth century Seattle, is now available to peruse online.
The Town Crier focused on the news, arts and culture of the Emerald City. It was published between 1910 and 1938 and featured work by and about local artists, musicians, photographers and actors. They also published reviews of local performances.
Think Edward Curtis, Mark Tobey, Imogene Cunningham and a look at Seattle during World War I, Prohibition, and the Great Depression.
The compilation spans the career of Seattle's own Voodoo Child and includes the essays Zen and the Art of Guitar Burning; Jimi, Janice, and Jim; Did Jimi Play Rock? and Musical Order From Sonic Chaos among others.
Our latest collection highlight features books from the library of local architect David Spiker.
Spiker, who passed away in June, joined the Seattle Design Commission in 2001, and was the chair from 2004 - 2007. While Spiker was on the commission, he worked closely with Seattle's planning director John Rahaim on the early stages of the Central Waterfront Plan, design of the Central Library and Central Link Light Rail.
In a 2006 story in the DJC about replacing the viaduct with a revamped waterfront, Spiker said: “This thing has to go. Seattle is a world class city and needs a world class waterfront. ”Spiker was a regular at Arcade NW events, and was on the editorial board and a guest editor of Arcade magazine. He also a leader with AIA Seattle, serving as Co-Chair of the Urban Design Committee, and the Executive Committee.