Author Archive for Alan J. Borsuk

County Exec Debate Presents Big Differences in Level-Headed Ways

Thursday, March 10th, 2016
Category: Milwaukee, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

  Chris Abele and Chris Larson have big differences and their race for Milwaukee County executive is intensely contested. But their one-hour debate at Eckstein Hall Thursday evening, broadcast live by WISN ... Read more »

Limited Terms for Justices Worth Considering, Appeals Judge Says in Hallows Lecture 

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
Category: Federal Law & Legal System, Judges & Judicial Process, Public, Speakers at Marquette, U.S. Supreme Court | No Comments »

Judge Albert Diaz began his E. Harold Hallows Lecture at Marquette Law School last week by saying that he was going to offer thoughts on life tenure for federal judges ... Read more »

Address Evictions to Address Poverty, Author Tells Law School Audience

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
Category: Milwaukee, Prisoner Rights, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

When he was a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Matthew Desmond searched for research on the impact of evictions on low-income people. He found close to nothing written ... Read more »

MVLC Receives Two Awards for Service to Low-Income People

Friday, February 26th, 2016
Category: Marquette Law School, Milwaukee, Poverty & Law, Public | No Comments »

Through efforts such as the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic (MVLC), “we are chipping away at poverty by bringing greater access to justice,” says Angela Schultz, Marquette Law School’s assistant dean ... Read more »

MATC President Describes a Tuition-Free Promise That Could Change Milwaukee

Thursday, February 25th, 2016
Category: Education & Law, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

Vicki Martin was at a national conference of community college leaders and set out to attend a workshop. But she walked into a different session than the one was looking ... Read more »

New Poll Results Illuminate a Year That Goes Beyond “Interesting”

Thursday, February 25th, 2016
Category: Marquette Law School Poll, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public | No Comments »

Goodness, those Donald Trump poll numbers – they do take my breath away. And the Hillary Clinton numbers do much the same. The release Thursday of a new set of Marquette ... Read more »

Senator Johnson Is “More Panicked” About State of the Nation Now Than Five Years Ago

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
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Ron Johnson says he gets a big smile on his face when the airplane he is aboard lifts off from Reagan National Airport in Washington and he knows he’s heading ... Read more »

New Law School Poll Results: What Does the Present Say About the Future?

Thursday, January 28th, 2016
Category: Marquette Law School Poll, Public | No Comments »

It was baseball great (and quotation legend) Yogi Berra who said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” And as Professor Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School ... Read more »

Common Ground: Seeking Wins for People at the Grassroots

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Category: Milwaukee, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

Suddenly, Keisha Krumm, a strong, smart, confident community organizer with a record of impact, hit a point where emotion welled up. Speaking at an “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” program ... Read more »

After a Six-Year “Break,” Feingold Makes His Case for Returning to the Senate

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
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“The people of this state told me to take a break.” But Russ Feingold wants the break to end, and he used an “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” program at ... Read more »

Metcalfe Fellow Calls for Renewed Pursuit of Martin Luther King’s Goals

Monday, January 25th, 2016
Category: Civil Rights, Poverty & Law, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

A grim assessment of current realities in central cities and some optimism about how things can and ultimately will get better. That is what Sheryll Cashin, a professor of law at ... Read more »

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 »