Thursday, March 25, 2010

Drinking Liberally: the calm before the storm

331-panorama-grainy-b&w-wit If quiet conversation and a glass of beer are you idea of a perfect Drinking Liberally session, well, then tonight’s your night. No guest is scheduled, but we meet as always at the 331 Club in Northeast Minneapolis, starting around six PM.

Calm before the storm? In a manner of speaking: we’ve got two blockbuster guests in the weeks following.

Next week, April 1st, R.T. Rybak, the mayor of Minneapolis, is our guest. R.T. may have some comments about the neighborhood and the 331 Club; his visit falls during the week-long celebration of the opening of a transformed 331 Club under new ownership five years ago. The mayor will be there around seven for some remarks and to visit informally with attendees. (Psst. He’s also running for the DFL endorsement for governor.)

Then, on April 8th, Galen Robinson will come to have a discussion of the case brought by him and Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance against the governor for his “unallotment” of a special nutrition program for indigent Minnesotans. You’ll recall that Galen’s clients prevailed in the trial court; the case was appealed and has been argued, and the decision is pending. If you’ve ever had any questions about the terms of the separation of powers clause in Article III of the Minnesota Constitution, here’s your chance to find out. Galen will be there around seven, too.

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