Author Archive for Alan J. Borsuk

Burke Zings Walker, Touts Herself as Pro-Business Candidate

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Category: Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

Who’s the real pro-business, pro-jobs candidate in this year’s election for governor of Wisconsin? Mary Burke, who is mounting a major campaign as a Democrat, used an “On the Issues ... Read more »

Law Day Gives High Schoolers Glimpses of Lawyers in the Movies — and In Real Life

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Category: Education & Law, Marquette Law School, Popular Culture & Law, Public | 3 Comments »

If you are a typical high school student, where do you get your ideas on what attorneys do? Television and movies – that's a pretty likely answer. So let's role ... Read more »

Ribble and Pocan: Political Opposites Find the Attractions of Working Together

Monday, March 17th, 2014
Category: Congress & Congressional Power, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

Reid Ribble says that when Mark Pocan was elected to the House of Representatives in 2012, Ribble was told by some Republican legislators in Madison he should reach out to ... Read more »

Hallows Lecture Examines Little Noted, but Pivotal Civil Rights Decision

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
Category: Civil Rights, Constitutional Interpretation, Legal History, Public, Race & Law, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

“Remarkable but relatively obscure” – that’s how Judge Paul T. Watford of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit described the 1945 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Screws ... Read more »

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 »