Author Archive for Alan J. Borsuk

Empirical Evidence of Voter Anger Found in New Law School Poll

Thursday, November 19th, 2015
Category: Marquette Law School Poll, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public | No Comments »

At a time when there is so much talk about angry voters, what’s the reality? The Marquette Law School Poll released on Thursday showed that “outsider” candidates for president such as ... Read more »

Judge Maxine White: Aiming to Provide Well-Run, Fair Courts, not Oprah Episodes

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
Category: Judges & Judicial Process, Milwaukee, Public, Speakers at Marquette, Wisconsin Court System | 1 Comment »

What can you expect from the courts in Milwaukee County? A system that does everything well, from the ultimate decisions down to the way people are received at the security points ... Read more »

New Marquette Lawyer Spotlights the Role of Law Clerks — and Much More

Monday, November 16th, 2015
Category: Federal Law & Legal System, Marquette Law School, Public, U.S. Supreme Court, Wisconsin Supreme Court | No Comments »

Judicial assistants or junior judges? That was the key question at a recent gathering at Marquette Law School of experts on the role of law clerks who work for judges ... Read more »

Bucks President Offers Big Visions of Success On and Off the Court

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
Category: Milwaukee, Race & Law, Speakers at Marquette, Sports & Law | No Comments »

With new design plans for the Milwaukee Bucks arena to be unveiled in the next several days, Peter Feigin, president of the professional basketball franchise, exuded nothing but enthusiasm during ... Read more »

America’s Public Libraries Are Important, Changing Pillars, Conference Speakers Say

Friday, October 30th, 2015
Category: Milwaukee, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

Wayne Wiegand is a prominent expert on public libraries who titled his book, published this fall, Part of Our Lives: A People's History of the American Public Library. How big a ... Read more »

Petri and Obey Urge More Involvement — and More Problem-Solving — in Politics

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
Category: Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

One is spicy and one is mild, but two formerly-influential members of the United States Congress were united in serving the same flavor messages Wednesday at Marquette Law School: Young people ... Read more »

Kleefisch Advocates for Walker’s Positions During “On the Issues” Session

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
Category: Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

The only formal duty of a lieutenant governor stated in Wisconsin’s  constitution is to become governor if a vacancy occurs in that office. “My constitutional duty is succession.  I know my ... Read more »

New Cristo Rey High School Has High Career Aims for Students

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
Category: Education & Law, Milwaukee, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

For Maritza Contreras, the Cristo Rey experience began with seeing high school kids in her neighborhood on the way to school all dressed up. She was about nine at the ... Read more »

Walker Poll Ratings Hit a New Low — Again

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
Category: Marquette Law School Poll, Public | 1 Comment »

Through all the tumultuous politics of 2012 (the recall election for governor), 2013 (passage of a controversial state budget) and 2014 (a successful campaign for re-election), Gov. Scott Walker’s numbers ... Read more »

In Eckstein Hall Session, Schimel Emphasizes Fight Against Opiate Drug Abuse

Saturday, September 26th, 2015
Category: Health Care, Public, Speakers at Marquette, Wisconsin Law & Legal System | No Comments »

Drug overdose deaths don’t usually make big headlines. But ask Brad Schimel about his priorities as Wisconsin’s still quite-new attorney general (he took office in January) and they are at ... Read more »

Urban Neighborhood Expert Gives Hopeful Message to Milwaukee

Thursday, September 17th, 2015
Category: Milwaukee, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

Yes, there are good things happening in even some of the poorest neighborhoods in urban America. Yes, there are ways to use data, research, and good policy decisions to strengthen the ... Read more »

Peter Park Advocates for Urban Life “at the Speed of Walking”

Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Category: Milwaukee, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

Much of the land on which the Park East Freeway stood on the north edge of downtown Milwaukee has been vacant for years, but Peter Park has no regrets about ... Read more »