Author Archive for J. Gordon Hylton

Is the Senate Free to Ignore President Obama’s Choice of a Replacement for Justice Scalia?

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
Category: Constitutional Interpretation, Constitutional Law, Election Law, Federal Law & Legal System, President & Executive Branch, Public, U.S. Supreme Court | 2 Comments »

[The following is a guest post from Professor J. Gordon Hylton, a former member of the Marquette Law School faculty.] Justice Scalia’s unexpected death this past weekend has raised the ... Read more »

Ted Cruz as a Natural Born Citizen

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
Category: Congress & Congressional Power, Federal Law & Legal System, Political Processes & Rhetoric, President & Executive Branch, Public | 2 Comments »

[The following is a guest post from Professor J. Gordon Hylton, a former member of the Marquette Law School faculty.] The debate continues over the eligibility of Sen. Ted Cruz ... Read more »

Same-Sex Marriage Referendums: Major Metropolitan Areas Out of Step With Less Populated Regions

Sunday, March 1st, 2015
Category: Election Law, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public | 1 Comment »

In most states same-sex marriage has become the law of the land by judicial decision. In a smaller number, the institution has been recognized by acts of the state legislature. ... Read more »

Is it Time to Bring Back the Marquette Law School Baseball Team?

Thursday, August 7th, 2014
Category: Marquette Law School, Public, Sports & Law | 3 Comments »

Every now and then the debate over whether or not Marquette should re-establish its varsity football team gets revived. Once a respected participant in the highest level of college football, ... Read more »

Marquette University Law School and World War II

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Category: Marquette Law School History, Public | No Comments »

As I have described elsewhere on this blog, Marquette Law School Dean Francis X. Swietlik played a prominent role in public affairs during the Second World War, primarily because of ... Read more »

Remembering the 1964 All-Star Game

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Category: Public, Sports & Law | 2 Comments »

Last week’s Major League All-Star Game was pretty entertaining, as All-Star games go. The game was reasonably close throughout, and the outcome was never entirely certain until the final out ... Read more »

Returning College Athletics to College Students

Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Category: Higher Education, Public, Sports & Law | 2 Comments »

There is a simple way to end the hypocrisy that is modern college sport and at the same time preserve the much-beloved pageantry of men’s college football and basketball. First of ... Read more »

Why Did the Washington Redskins Choose the Name “Redskins” in the First Place, Rather than Some Other Native American Name?

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
Category: Public, Sports & Law | 4 Comments »

[This is a continuation of an earlier post, “Why the Redskins are Called the Redskins.”]  In a recently “discovered” Associated Press story of July 5, 1933, owner George Preston Marshall of the ... Read more »

Why the Redskins Are Called the Redskins

Friday, May 30th, 2014
Category: Federal Indian Law, Public, Sports & Law | No Comments »

With 50 United States senators signing a letter to the president of the NFL urging him to pressure Daniel Snyder, the owner of the Washington Redskins, to change the team’s ... Read more »

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 | 4 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 »