Author Archive for J. Gordon Hylton

The Law Professor Who Coached the Marquette Football Team

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Category: Marquette Law School, Marquette Law School History, Public, Sports & Law | 1 Comment »

The Marquette University Law School has long been associated with the world of sports.  Although the National Sports Law Institute has represented the connection in recent years, the school’s relationship ... Read more »

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 | 5 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 »