A Lion Where There Were Lambs
Monday, December 9 - 7pm
Rasmussen Rotunda, Wheelock Student Center, University of Puget Sound
Free, all are welcome!
Please join us for our December meeting, when our featured speaker will be Bill Erxleben, a former Washington State assistant attorney general, executive assistant United States attorney for the Western District of Washington, and Seattle regional director of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). He will be sharing from his recent book, A Lion Where There Were Lambs.
A Lion Where There Were Lambs highlights many highly controversial and famous legal events involving the Puget Sound region that occurred from 1970-1980, an extraordinarily turbulent and transformative decade in our nation’s history. It was a time of urban bombings, rioting, anti-war protests, widespread police corruption, and dangerous environmental pollution that resulted from the discharge of mercury and sulfite waste into the Puget Sound from area pulp mills. These challenges were meet by a series of nationally publicized federal enforcement actions, most famously the Tacoma conspiracy trial of the Seattle 7. As the former Executive Assistant United States Attorney and Seattle Regional Director of the Federal Trade Commission during this period, Erxleben was as an eyewitness to history. He takes the reader behind the scenes to disclose explosive new details about these tumultuous times.