Author Archive for Alan J. Borsuk

Sounding Like a Candidate, Clarke Asks, Where’s the Plan for Milwaukee?

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Category: Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Schools, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 3 Comments »

He said hardly anything about running the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department or the controversies he is involved in within county government. The policy area he talked about the most was ... Read more »

“You Betcha” and Other Wisdom from Education Conference at Eckstein Hall

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Category: Education & Law, Milwaukee Public Schools, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

Can we expect kids living in impoverished central cities to have the same levels of educational success as other kids? “You betcha,” answered Michael Casserly. I’m reluctant to reduce three hours of ... Read more »

Majority Opinion on “Obamacare” Doesn’t Lie in Either Extreme

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Category: Health Care, Marquette Law School, Public | 1 Comment »

As is so often the case, the focus in news reporting on the fresh results of the Marquette Law School Poll, released on Wednesday, was on the race for governor, ... Read more »

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 »