Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed the shift in the next poll to focus on the coronavirus pandemic, and how it is impacting the election process. “The importance of this pandemic and how people are responding to it pushes the normal political issues to the backburner,” Franklin said.
Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), March 27, 2020
Prof. David Strifling, adjunct professor of law and director of the Water Law and Policy Initiative, discussed the impact climate change is having on the Great Lakes, as the basin is experiencing high water levels that are battering coastal communities and fundamentally changing aquatic ecosystems. Strifling said the Great Lakes region “more generally had always been considered sort of a haven from climate change. And this is showing us that may not be the case after all, that we’re being inundated as well.”
Story appeared on Bloomberg Environment, March 16, 2020
Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed the decreasing odds of a contested Democratic National Convention following former Vice President Joe Biden’s big wins on Super Tuesday. “It looks far less likely that no one commands a majority by the time we get to the convention,” Franklin said. “Both 2008 and 2016 extended the primary season all the way into June. That doesn’t look like that’s going to happen this time.”
Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), March 11, 2020
Marquette University Law School was featured on the local PBS show “Around the Corner with John McGivern.” The episode, “Then and Now,” features Milwaukee's most iconic institutions that have shaped the city and continue to propel it forward. “We are Milwaukee’s Law School,” Prof. Joseph Kearney, dean of the Law School, said. “We are the only school in a city of a substantial size — that’s unusual. We have for generations produced lawyers for southeastern Wisconsin, and more generally in Wisconsin. Whether it’s the prosecutors or defenders. Whether it’s the plaintiff's lawyers or insurance defense lawyers. We are the place that has educated them.”
Story aired on Milwaukee PBS, March 4, 2020
The Marquette University Law School Poll was cited in numerous stories nationwide for its latest results that found Sen. Bernie Sanders was leading in the Democratic primary with support from 29% of those saying they will take part in the April 7 voting. Of the six Marquette polls conducted since August 2019, this is the first in which Sanders has held the top spot. The poll also showed tight races between President Trump and each Democratic candidate in hypothetical matchups.
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Prof. Joseph Kearney, dean of Marquette University Law School, discussed former Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold leading the American Constitution Society, a progressive advocacy group active on judicial nominations and the legal system. “He is someone of an obvious political persuasion who is capable of working with others who don’t share his views,” Kearney said. Kearney added that he expects ACS to “benefit from having someone who is comfortable and conversant not just in the law but also in public policy and in politics more directly.”
Story appeared in the New York Times, Feb. 25, 2020
Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, shared his thoughts on the upcoming Wisconsin primary. “The GOP has every reason to try to maximize turnout for the state Supreme Court race and can also promote that as a show of support for Trump – as it did in turning out for Walker in the Republican primary for the recall election in 2012.”
Story appeared on Urban Milwaukee, Feb. 24, 2020
Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed historic trends in Wisconsin’s shift between the Republican and Democratic parties. The statistics taken from the Law School Poll show a heavy increase in citizens identifying themselves as Republican, specifically white males without a college degree. This shift in votes has affected the overall political party stance on Wisconsin putting Republican percentages at favor, Franklin said.
Story appeared on The New York Times, Feb. 8, 2020
Amy Lovell, board president of local nonprofit REDgen, and Prof. Angela Schultz, assistant dean of public service at Marquette University Law School, have been named "Movers and Shakers” by MKE Lifestyle magazine. Lovell was recognized for her advocacy for the mental health and well-being of youth. “If you are well-resourced and dealing with mental health, it’s a long, hard journey,” Lovell said. “If you’re having trouble putting food on your table and paying your rent, mental health is really, really low on the list. We’re trying to elevate a lot of the great work that’s being done in the community, as well as to connect people to one another.” Schultz was highlighted for the strides she is making in civil legal justice, specifically for creating the civil legal aid simulation “game” Lost in Law. “I want every single graduate from Marquette — whether they’ve done pro bono work here or not — to walk away with some basic understanding about how there are millions of people who are struggling with poverty right here in the state of Wisconsin, and what we as lawyers can do for people who need our help,” Schultz said.
Story appeared in MKE Lifestyle, Feb. 1, 2020