Author Archive for Alan J. Borsuk

Impact of Reductions in Poverty-Fighting Increasingly Affecting Policing, Flynn Says

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Category: Criminal Law & Process, Milwaukee, Poverty & Law, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

"Think big, folks," Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn urged a full-house audience in the Appellate Courtroom of Eckstein Hall on Tuesday. And Flynn did that himself during an "On the ... Read more »

Young, Educated Users Fueling a Surge in Narcotics Use, Drug Prosecutor Says

Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Category: Criminal Law & Process, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 2 Comments »

Generational amnesia – that’s the term Bridget Brennan uses to describe one of the causes of the recent rise of heroin use. It is as if today’s culture has no ... Read more »

Norquist Lets Zingers Fly in Eckstein Hall Program

Monday, February 10th, 2014
Category: Milwaukee, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

“I wish you wouldn’t hold back,” Mike Gousha told former Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist at the end of an hour-long “On the Issues” conversation at Eckstein Hall on Feb. 5. ... Read more »

New Law School Poll Results Offer Insight as the Race for Governor Takes Shape

Monday, January 27th, 2014
Category: Marquette Law School, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public | No Comments »

It is still a bit over nine months until Wisconsin’s election for governor in November and the major parts of the campaigns, especially the expected heavy rounds of television advertising, ... Read more »

Historian Tells “Difficult Truths” About Slavery and American Colleges

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Category: Civil Rights, Public, Race & Law, Speakers at Marquette | 2 Comments »

“The task of the historian is to tell difficult truths as honestly as we can and to tell help the reader understand both the complexities and the disturbing realities of ... Read more »

Single Sixteen-Year Terms Would Build Confidence in State Supreme Court, Task Force Members Say

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Category: Election Law, Public, Speakers at Marquette, Wisconsin Supreme Court | No Comments »

The idea of the judiciary as independent guardians of the rule of law has taken a beating in Wisconsin in recent years, amid highly contentious state Supreme Court races and ... Read more »

Truth in Sentencing, Early Release Options Both Have Appeal, O’Hear Says

Sunday, November 17th, 2013
Category: Criminal Law & Process, Judges & Judicial Process, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

While truth in sentencing is highly popular with Wisconsin voters, some options that could allow prisoners to be released before serving their full sentences also have majority support, Marquette Law School ... Read more »

Education Improvements Key to Better Opportunities for Milwaukeeans, Chetty Says

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Category: Milwaukee Public Schools, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

The answer to the question of whether America is still a land of opportunity varies widely depending on where you live – and the Milwaukee area is one of the ... Read more »

No, But I Know Scott Walker . . . .

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Category: Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public | No Comments »

As has been widely reported statewide, the Marquette Law School Poll released on Tuesday found the 2014 governor’s race shaping up to be close, which means an intensely fought campaign ... Read more »

Pulitzer Winner Calls for News Reporting Focused on Solutions

Thursday, October 17th, 2013
Category: Media & Journalism, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

Solutions journalism – what’s that? A leading advocate for this approach to news reporting told an “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” audience in Eckstein Hall on Wednesday that it ... Read more »

New “Marquette Lawyer” Magazine Offers Insights from Paul Clement

Sunday, October 13th, 2013
Category: Education & Law, Federal Law & Legal System, Federalism, Health Care, Legal Practice, Marquette Law School, Public, Speakers at Marquette, U.S. Supreme Court | No Comments »

Paul Clement has argued some 70 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He was solicitor general of the United States and now, in private practice, continues to present arguments in ... Read more »

Boden Lecture: Gerken Warns About “Shadow Parties” Dominating Politics

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
Category: Election Law, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

Heather Gerken views the political party faithful in the Republican and Democratic parties as “the most glorious creatures in American politics.” But Gerken, the J. Skelly Wright Professor at Yale Law ... Read more »