Author Archive for J. Gordon Hylton

Understanding the Constitutional Situation in Crimea

Sunday, March 16th, 2014
Category: International Law & Diplomacy, Public | 3 Comments »

As the eyes of the world turn today (Sunday) to the Crimean referendum regarding separation from Ukraine and reunification with Russia, it is worth remembering that there have been a ... Read more »

Why Are There So Many Major College Post-Season Conference Basketball Tournaments When Forty Years Ago There Were Almost None?

Saturday, February 15th, 2014
Category: Public, Sports & Law | 3 Comments »

In the modern world of college basketball, every Division I conference except the Ivy League sponsors a post-season conference tournament. In 2013, there were 31 such tournaments. For teams that have ... Read more »

Marquette’s First Basketball All-American Was a Marquette Law Student

Friday, February 14th, 2014
Category: Marquette Law School History, Public, Sports & Law | No Comments »

Marquette’s men’s basketball program has produced a long line of All-American basketball players. The ranks of this elite group include such notable hoopsters as George Thompson, Maurice Lucas, Dwayne Wade, ... Read more »

The Link Between the Kennedy Assassination and the Onset of Beatlemania

Monday, February 10th, 2014
Category: Legal History, Public | 2 Comments »

This past November, there were seemingly endless efforts to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy.  Now (Feb. 9) we are in the midst of a ... Read more »

Marquette Law Professor and CAS Arbitrator Matt Mitten Helps Resolve First Legal Dispute at the Sochi Winter Olympics

Saturday, February 8th, 2014
Category: Arbitration, Marquette Law School, Public, Sports & Law | 2 Comments »

Professor Matt Mitten was one of three members of a Court of Arbitration for Sport panel that was called upon to resolve the first legal dispute to arise at the ... Read more »

Iowa Supreme Court Contemplating Diploma Privilege

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
Category: Legal Education, Legal Profession, Public | No Comments »

The Iowa Supreme Court has recently announced that it is entertaining a proposal that would exempt graduates of the University of Iowa and Drake University law schools from the Hawkeye ... Read more »

Redskins and Hog Rinds–Trademark Denied

Saturday, January 11th, 2014
Category: Intellectual Property Law, Public, Race & Law, Sports & Law | 1 Comment »

The United States Patent and Trademark has recently refused to register the trademark “Redskins Hog Rinds” for a California food company on the grounds that the mark is “disparaging” and ... Read more »

Wisconsin Adopts the Uniform Trust Act

Sunday, January 5th, 2014
Category: Public, Wisconsin Law & Legal System | 1 Comment »

On December 14, following the signature of Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin trust law took on a dramatically new look when 2013 Wisconsin Act 92 took effect.  This act adopted the ... Read more »

The Use of Native American Logos in Czech Ice Hockey

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
Category: Public, Race & Law, Sports & Law | No Comments »

I was generally aware of the Czech fascination with American Indians, but I was caught by surprise when I encountered a trio of Native American musicians and dancers performing in ... Read more »

Postcard from Prague – Part Two: Describing the Czech Legal Profession

Saturday, December 28th, 2013
Category: International Law & Diplomacy, Legal Profession, Public | No Comments »

Unlike the situation in the United States, where we basically have a unified legal profession with a single type of lawyer, the Czech legal profession contains several different categories of ... Read more »

Postcard from Prague – Part One: Comparing the U.S. and Czech Experiences in Legal Education

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
Category: International Law & Diplomacy, Legal Education, Public | 2 Comments »

Legal education in the Czech Republic is similar to that in the United States in some regards, but it departs from the U.S. model in a number of ways. First ... Read more »

Wisconsin and the Repeal of Prohibition

Sunday, December 8th, 2013
Category: Constitutional Law, Legal History, Milwaukee, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Wisconsin Law & Legal System | 1 Comment »

This past December 5 marked the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, America’s experiment in the creation of an alcohol-free society. Prohibition officially ended in 1933 with the ratification of ... Read more »