Author Archive for Alan J. Borsuk

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
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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
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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
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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 »

Judge Maxine White: Aiming to Provide Well-Run, Fair Courts, not Oprah Episodes

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
Category: Judges & Judicial Process, Milwaukee, Public, Speakers at Marquette, Wisconsin Court System | 1 Comment »

What can you expect from the courts in Milwaukee County? A system that does everything well, from the ultimate decisions down to the way people are received at the security points ... Read more »

New Marquette Lawyer Spotlights the Role of Law Clerks — and Much More

Monday, November 16th, 2015
Category: Federal Law & Legal System, Marquette Law School, Public, U.S. Supreme Court, Wisconsin Supreme Court | No Comments »

Judicial assistants or junior judges? That was the key question at a recent gathering at Marquette Law School of experts on the role of law clerks who work for judges ... Read more »

Bucks President Offers Big Visions of Success On and Off the Court

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
Category: Milwaukee, Race & Law, Speakers at Marquette, Sports & Law | No Comments »

With new design plans for the Milwaukee Bucks arena to be unveiled in the next several days, Peter Feigin, president of the professional basketball franchise, exuded nothing but enthusiasm during ... Read more »

America’s Public Libraries Are Important, Changing Pillars, Conference Speakers Say

Friday, October 30th, 2015
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Wayne Wiegand is a prominent expert on public libraries who titled his book, published this fall, Part of Our Lives: A People's History of the American Public Library. How big a ... Read more »

Petri and Obey Urge More Involvement — and More Problem-Solving — in Politics

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
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One is spicy and one is mild, but two formerly-influential members of the United States Congress were united in serving the same flavor messages Wednesday at Marquette Law School: Young people ... Read more »

Kleefisch Advocates for Walker’s Positions During “On the Issues” Session

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
Category: Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

The only formal duty of a lieutenant governor stated in Wisconsin’s  constitution is to become governor if a vacancy occurs in that office. “My constitutional duty is succession.  I know my ... Read more »