Author Archive for Lisa A. Mazzie

Both Sides Now: The Interactive Constitution

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
Category: Constitutional Interpretation, Constitutional Law, Federalism, First Amendment, Legal History, Public | No Comments »

I recently learned about an amazing feature on the National Constitution Center website: an interactive Constitution. The site contains the entire United States Constitution and all of its amendments. Click on ... Read more »

Woman Interrupted: The Pernicious Problem That’s Not Just in Our Heads

Thursday, June 15th, 2017
Category: Federal Law & Legal System, Feminism, Judges & Judicial Process, Legal Profession, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public | 2 Comments »

On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee questioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his contacts with Russian officials in Washington D.C. and his conversations with the President about the Russia investigation ... Read more »

Bill O’Reilly & Fox News: Does Money Matter More Than Doing the Right Thing?

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Category: Civil Rights, Feminism, Human Rights, Media & Journalism, Public, Tort Law | 3 Comments »

Yesterday, Fox News ousted Bill O’Reilly, who for two decades was the top-rated host with his show, The O’Reilly Factor. O’Reilly’s blustery on-air persona—which inspired Stephen Colbert to create ultraconservative ... Read more »

Equal Pay Day, Rhetoric, and Reality

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
Category: Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor & Employment Law, Public | No Comments »

Today was Equal Pay Day, the date that indicates how much longer a woman had to work to earn what a man earned in the previous year. More than 20 ... Read more »

NAAC Team Advances to Octofinals in Boston

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Category: Marquette Law School, Public | No Comments »

After three rounds of oral argument at the National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) regional in Boston this past weekend, Marquette University Law School students Tamara Johnson (3L) and Henry Twomey ... Read more »

A New Era: The Rule of Law in the Trump Administration

Friday, January 20th, 2017
Category: Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Federal Law & Legal System, Federalism, First Amendment, Human Rights, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law, Legal History, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Race & Law | 1 Comment »

Well, here we are, January 20, 2017, and Donald J. Trump has been sworn in as this nation’s 45th president, though he achieved that position by losing the popular vote ... Read more »

An Election Day Primer for Wisconsin Voters*

Monday, November 7th, 2016
Category: Civil Rights, Election Law, Milwaukee, Public | 1 Comment »

Tomorrow is Election Day. It’s important to vote, so make sure you know where and when you can cast your ballot. New for Wisconsin voters this year is a photo ... Read more »

Congratulations to AWL Scholarship Winners Dockendorff and Roelandts

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Category: Marquette Law School, Public | 2 Comments »

Today, September 27, 2016, the Milwaukee Association for Women Lawyers (AWL) Foundation honored two Marquette University Law School students with scholarships. Hannah Dockendorff, 3L (pictured at left), received the AWL Foundation ... Read more »

Legal Issues and Pokémon Go

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Category: Computer Law, Intellectual Property Law, Popular Culture & Law, Public, Tort Law | 2 Comments »

Okay, I admit it. I’m playing Pokémon Go. It’s frustratingly addictive. For those who don’t know, Pokémon Go is an app for smartphones; the app is free, but players can make ... Read more »

When is it Plagiarism?

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
Category: Higher Education, Legal Education, Legal Ethics, Legal Research, Legal Writing, Marquette Law School, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public | 1 Comment »

Last night’s Republican National Convention has thrust “plagiarism” to the forefront of the news. One of last night’s speakers was Melania Trump, the wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald ... Read more »

Trump’s Rhetoric, Proposed Policies, and the Rule of Law

Monday, June 27th, 2016
Category: Constitutional Law, Federalism, First Amendment, Immigration Law, Judges & Judicial Process, Media & Journalism, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Religion & Law | 1 Comment »

For some, presumptive Republican nominee for president Donald J. Trump’s biggest appeal is his blustery persona and his take-no-prisoners attitude in his quest to “Make America Great Again.” For example, ... Read more »

Commonly Confused Words, Part VII

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
Category: Legal Practice, Legal Writing, Public | No Comments »

Here is my final set of commonly confused words. My other posts on commonly confused words are here (that/which/who; more than/over; few(er)/less; amount/number; farther/further; since/because/as; among/between; who/whom; attain/obtain), here (a/an/the; ... Read more »