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Faculty & Staff

Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law Poll, discussed who may have the advantage in Milwaukee’s upcoming mayoral election. “For candidates who already have a campaign organization — have run races in the past, maybe have been looking ahead to this race since at least Mayor Barrett's nomination was announced — those folks may be able to hit the ground running a little better, but they absolutely have to have hit the ground running,” Franklin said.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Dec. 22, 2021

Faculty & Staff
Wisconsin Public Radio

John Johnson, research fellow in the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, discussed some of the decisions behind redistricting maps in Wisconsin. “It's very clear that they don't change the districts that they like,” Johnson said. “They do change the districts where they think that they can either pick off a Democrat or shore up a Republican who needs help.”

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Dec. 9, 2021

Faculty & Staff
The New York Times

Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law Poll, discussed the legitimacy of the United States Supreme Court and the effect controversial cases have on the court’s authority. “Anytime the court is ruling on highly controversial measures, it needs that sense of legitimacy and compliance, especially from other political actors,” Franklin said.

Story appeared in the New York Times, Dec. 4, 2021

Franklin was also featured by the New York Times as the Dec. 4 “Quotation of the Day.”

Faculty & Staff
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, wrote about Stephanie Maney-Hartlaub, executive director of City Year Milwaukee, and the work she has done to rise above those who doubted her. “It is so easy – even understandable – to have doubts now,” Borsuk wrote. “It is so important to aim to rise above them. Of that, there should never be a doubt.”

Contributing article appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 26, 2021

Faculty & Staff
Milwaukee Business Journal

Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, and John Johnson, research fellow in the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, were mentioned for research they conducted on the role of out-of-state landlords in Wisconsin's home rental market.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Nov. 25, 2021

Fox News, Various Local & National Sources

The Marquette Law Poll was cited by several local, state and national news outlets for its two latest polls. The first poll found that a majority of Republicans want former President Donald Trump to run for president in 2024, although a majority of all adults in the survey say they do not want him to run. The second poll surveyed voters’ views on abortion.

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Faculty & Staff
New York Times

Hon. Janine Geske, Marquette trustee and retired distinguished professor of law; Prof. Chad Oldfather, Prof. Michael O’Hear and Prof. Craig Mastantuono, professors of law; and Dr. A.Jay Wagner, assistant professor of journalism and media studies in the Diederich College of Communication, shared expertise in separate stories about the Kyle Rittenhouse trial in Kenosha. 

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Faculty & Staff
The Guardian

Prof. Edward Fallone, associate professor of law, discussed the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the functions of the appellate courts. “They’re really error-correcting courts,” Fallone said. “Their function is primarily to correct the trial judge if they made a mistake. They don’t have the power to overturn settled precedent from the supreme court but, if there are cases where there is no precedent and they’re writing on a clean slate, then they get the first crack at defining what the law is.”

Story appeared in The Guardian, Nov. 15, 2021

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FOX Weather

Prof. Matthew Mitten, executive director of the National Sports Law Institute, discussed the Sports Broadcasting Act of 1961 and how it has led to football weekends. "Congress carved out a window starting at 6 p.m. on Friday night that extended through Saturday evening, during which there is no anti-trust immunity for the NFL's collectively sold television rights," Mitten said. "The anti-trust immunity doesn't apply to games shown on Saturday because Congress wanted to protect the live attendance at college football games, and by beginning that window at 6 p.m. on Friday, it was essentially protecting the live gate attendance for high school football games."

Story appeared on FOX Weather, Nov. 13, 2021

Faculty & Staff
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, wrote about the need for improving low reading proficiency among Wisconsin students. “It is a widely accepted idea in education that kids who are not reading well by the end of third grade have an increased likelihood of not doing well in school in the long run,” Borsuk wrote. “And Wisconsin scores have been flat while some other places have shown improvement.”

Contributing article appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 12, 2021