2020 News

Faculty & Staff
CBS 58

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 

Milwaukee PBS

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 New York Times, The Washington Post, Local News Outlets

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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American Constitution Society
The New York Times

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

Urban Milwaukee

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

The New York Times

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

Faculty & Staff
MKE Lifestyle

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

Faculty & Staff
ABA Journal

Prof. David Papke, professor of law, was featured in an ABA Journal piece about the connection between society’s collective beliefs on the American legal system and Hollywood’s portrayal of it. The story references Papke’s 2016 article, “Cinematic Anti-Legalism: Recent Hollywood Movies’ Rejection of the Belief in Law,” in which Papke concludes, “Films portray law as flawed and unreliable and suggest that legal institutions routinely malfunction in American life. These Hollywood movies stand for a type of anti-legalism, one that virtually turns ideological presumptions about law upside down.”

Story appeared in ABA Journal, Feb. 1, 2020

Channel 3000

Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette University Law School Poll, discussed why the Iowa Caucuses matter. “It’s not that it’s necessarily decisive, but people that do poorly in Iowa don’t get a bounce, don’t go into New Hampshire, the next event, with real strength,” Franklin said. “People that do poorly in both of those rarely have much of a future.”

Story appeared on Channel 3000, Jan. 31, 2020

Similar stories appeared in or on the La Crosse TribuneNBC 15, Feb. 1-3, 2020   

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, and Prof. John D. Johnson, researcher at Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education in the Law School, co-wrote a piece for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about a large number of Milwaukee homes that are no longer owned by city residents in a massive transfer of wealth since the Great Recession. “Simply put: Thousands of residential properties in Milwaukee are no longer owned by city residents. They’re owned, instead, by individuals and companies with mailing addresses in the suburbs, other parts of Wisconsin, or out-of-state altogether,” they wrote.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 30, 2020

Similar story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), Feb. 4, 2020