Author Archive for Alan J. Borsuk

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 »

Milwaukee Succeeds Will Show Progress Soon, Three Co-chairs Say

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Category: Education & Law, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Schools, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

It won’t be long before the needle on Milwaukee education outcomes starts moving for the better in ways that can be measured. The three co-chairs of Milwaukee Succeeds, the broad-based effort to ... Read more »

Marcoux Offers Rapid Fire of Big Thoughts on Milwaukee’s Future

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
Category: Milwaukee, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 2 Comments »

“If we’re a city on the move, we’ve got to think big.” Rocky Marcoux, commissioner of the City of Milwaukee Department of City Development, said that -- and did his best ... Read more »

The Controversial Optimism of Henry Tyson

Monday, September 23rd, 2013
Category: Education & Law, Milwaukee Public Schools, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 4 Comments »

Henry Tyson is as controversial as he is optimistic as he articulate as he is driven. All of those traits were on view when Tyson, the superintendent of Saint Marcus ... Read more »

NCAA President Says Change Needed, But It Won’t Include Paying Athletes

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Category: Public, Speakers at Marquette, Sports & Law | 2 Comments »

There is pretty general satisfaction with the way college athletics are governed – if you’re talking about the NCAA’s Division 2 and Division 3 schools, the smaller universities and colleges ... Read more »

Milwaukee Area Divide in Voting Is Unusually Deep, Gilbert and Franklin Say

Friday, September 13th, 2013
Category: Marquette Law School, Media & Journalism, Milwaukee, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 4 Comments »

  It isn’t just that we disagree whether we prefer pepperoni or anchovies on our pizza. We disagree about what pepperoni and anchovies are. And we disagree in increasingly strong ways. That’s ... Read more »