2014 News

  • 08.10.14
    Faculty & Staff
    NBC News
    Charles Franklin, professor of law and public policy, Marquette Law School, was on a segment of Meet the Press this past Sunday. It discussed political polarization in the Milwaukee region.
  • 08.08.14
    Faculty & Staff
    Chicago Tribune
    Matthew Mitten, director of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University Law School, said the ruling moves college sports closer to the professional model. "The amateur model that college sports has been is certainly on life support," he said.
  • 07.29.14
    Faculty & Staff
    89.3 KPCC
    Levanas ruled that Shelly acted correctly when two doctors declared the former Clippers owner mentally incapacitated and also ruled that she had the authority to sell the team. KPCC's Ben Bergman brings us more details. We also speak to Matt Mitten, Director of Sports Law Institute at Marquette University, to get an insight into how this will unravel legally in the coming months.
  • 07.29.14
    Faculty & Staff
    WKOW.com
    Dr. Charles Franklin, a professor of law and political science at the Marquette University Law School, said the proposed lawsuit makes for "good politics" on both sides of the political aisle. "For Republican members of Congress, it's a way of showing they're taking action against Obama," Franklin said. "For Democrats, it's an argument saying 'look at what these Republicans are doing. Democrats really need to turn out this fall.'" Franklin said most presidents have historically used executive powers to influence pieces of...
  • 07.16.14
    Faculty & Staff
    Sports Business Journal
    To better promote the educational values and economic sustainability of intercollegiate athletics, Mitten proposed an open and transparent system of federal regulation combined with antitrust immunity for reforms voluntarily adopted by the NCAA.
  • 07.15.14
    Faculty & Staff
    LaCrosse Tribune
    Charles Franklin, professor of law, suggested that the latest Republican campaign strategy is "one of the most secretive and black magic elements of all campaigns." The ground game operation targets undecided voters who could be won over with tailored questions and responses based on their individual situation, he said.
  • 07.15.14
    Faculty & Staff
    Fox6Now
    Andrea Schneider, professor of law, recently returned from Israel where she witnessed firsthand the escalation of violence, and met with Israeli journalists and political leaders to discuss the Mideast issue. "I've been to Israel many, many times and you walk around. This is the first time ever I've walked around with a pit in my stomach," Schneider said of the state of fighting on the ground.
  • 07.06.14
    Faculty & Staff
    BrushNews-Tribune
    "People know when a sheriff says something it's going to get press," said Matt Parlow, a Marquette University Law School professor who specializes in local governments. "Unless a county treasurer says, 'We're bankrupt,' nobody usually pays attention to them." Sheriffs, like any politician, are not immune to corruption and controversy. Escapades aren't isolated to Colorado.
  • 07.01.14
    Faculty & Staff
    Boston Herald
    The Supreme Court yesterday indicated that its Hobby Lobby decision would only apply in a narrow set of circumstances, but the court left the door open for private corporations with “sincerely held” religious beliefs to blatantly discriminate, according to legal experts. “Quite literally, if someone has a religious right to discriminate or to undertake some sort of action that would normally be against someone’s civil rights, it might actually have a chance,” said Paul Secunda, a law professor at Marquette Law School.
  • 06.25.14
    Faculty & Staff
    Chicago Tribune
    Matt Mitten, professor of law and director of National Sports Law Institute, commented on whether colleges can afford to pay their student athletes. Mitten said it's not a matter of whether Big Ten Conference schools can afford stipends, since they generate substantial revenue: "The real question is how many of their athletes would be getting the stipend," he said.