2014 News

  • 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
    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
    "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.
  • 06.10.14
    Faculty & Staff
    The Washington Post
    “The real significant issue is, how has he been harmed, given that the sale price is $2 billion, almost four times what any other franchise has sold for,” Matt Mitten, director of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University, told Business Insider.
  • 06.09.14
    Faculty & Staff
    The Columbus Dispatch
    “This is really going to be the first case that is going to go to trial and potentially result in a student-athlete eligibility rule being found to violate the federal antitrust laws,” said Matt Mitten, an Ohio State graduate and director of the National Sports Law Institute.
  • 06.03.14
    Faculty & Staff
    Senior fellow at Marquette University’s Law School Alan Borsuk has visited frequently. Borsuk says there’s a waiting list to get into St. Marcus and attendance is already high. “It’s way above what you’d expect for a school dealing with children from the high needs homes that these kids are coming from," he says. "They’re very insistent about parental involvement. It’s very definitely a strongly Christian school, for parents it’s not everybody’s cup of tea but there’s clearly a high demand for that and in general they have very strict policies on behavior."
  • 05.01.14
    Faculty & Staff
    Forcing Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers is unprecedented and it remains to be seen how Sterling responds to the ruling by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, says Matt Mitten, Director of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University Law School. "It is an unprecedented situation — the forced sale of a professional sports team and it's really going to depend upon how we construe the NBA constitution of bylaws because Mr. Sterling is a party to an agreement among all the other club owners," Mitten told J.D. Hayworth on "America's Forum" on...