Author Archive for Alan J. Borsuk

Flynn: “I’d Like to See Fifty More Prosecutors”

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Category: Criminal Law & Process, Milwaukee, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

Don’t look only to the police to solve the problems of high poverty communities, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn told a capacity audience Thursday in the Appellate Courtroom at Eckstein ... Read more »

Walker Leading in Wisconsin Republican Nomination Race, but His Job Approval Falls

Thursday, August 20th, 2015
Category: Marquette Law School Poll, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public | No Comments »

Still in the lead, but with cause for concern on the home front. That was the overall picture for Gov. Scott Walker as the Marquette Law School Poll on Thursday ... Read more »

Broad Support for Regional Economic Cooperation Found in New Law School Poll

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Category: Marquette Law School, Marquette Law School Poll, Milwaukee, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 2 Comments »

  A substantial majority of people in the Chicago “megacity” – the region stretching from the Milwaukee area, across metropolitan Chicago, and into northwest Indiana – want to see their political ... Read more »

Kettle Moraine Kids, Compared to the World

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Category: Education & Law, Public | 1 Comment »

You could expect students in the Kettle Moraine school district to do well. The communities served by the district in western Waukesha County are generally doing well economically, parents are ... Read more »

Law School and Public Policy Forum Offer Web Site on Future of Cultural Assets

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
Category: Marquette Law School, Milwaukee, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public | 1 Comment »

Set aside the hot subject of a new basketball arena for downtown Milwaukee – that’s a horse race that’s already far down the track – and we still face a ... Read more »

After Forty Years, Axelrod Still Sees the Good Side of Politics

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
Category: Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 2 Comments »

David Axelrod’s new book is titled “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.” If he had had his way, the title would have been “Believer: How My Idealism Survived Forty Years ... Read more »

The School of Don Walker

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
Category: Marquette Law School History, Milwaukee, Public | 1 Comment »

Several people have used the phrase “old school” when talking about Don Walker. I know what they mean and it is certainly intended as a compliment. But I want to make ... Read more »

Sampling the Strong Stew of Thoughts at Eckstein Hall Education Conference

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Category: Education & Law, Marquette Law School Poll, Milwaukee Public Schools, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

Given the long list of controversial and major decisions to be made soon as the process of setting Wisconsin’s state budget for the next two years comes to a head, ... Read more »

New Marquette Lawyer magazine takes long-term view of major issues 

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Category: Civil Rights, Marquette Law School, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

The long-term view: That’s a theme that underlies much of the content in the just-released Spring 2015 issue of Marquette Lawyer magazine. The way events and trends that date back ... Read more »

Urban Poverty Conference Offers Insights and Some Bits of Hope

Monday, April 27th, 2015
Category: Marquette Law School, Milwaukee, Poverty & Law, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 3 Comments »

“Urban Men in Poverty: Problems and Solutions” – that was the name of a morning-long conference at Eckstein Hall on Friday. Not surprisingly, the content of the gathering, which featured ... Read more »

New Law School Poll Results Generate Great Interest Quickly

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
Category: Marquette Law School Poll, Public | No Comments »

The passage of time was one of the reasons why the release of a new round of Marquette Law School Poll results on Thursday drew such strong interest. It was ... Read more »

ACLU Attorney Says Tighter Voting Rules “Not Healthy” for Democracy

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Category: Election Law, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 5 Comments »

There was a sea change in the approach to election issues across America in the late 2000s, as Dale Ho sees it. He isn’t sure what the cause was, but ... Read more »