2021 News

07.08.21
Faculty & Staff
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, and John D. Johnson, research fellow in the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, both in the Marquette Law School, co-wrote an article on housing instability in Milwaukee, citing city eviction data they collected from 2016 to 2020.  

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 8, 2021

07.01.21
Faculty & Staff
WTMJ-TV (NBC4)

Prof. Matt Mitten, professor of law and executive director of the National Sports Law Institute, and Bill Scholl, vice president and director of athletics, discussed the new landscape for college sports now that student athletes can profit off their name, image and likeness.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), July 1, 2021

Mitten also spoke during a July 1 segment of the Wisconsin State Journal’s The Red Zone Podcast about college athlete name, image and likeness laws.

07.01.21
Faculty & Staff
WNYW-TV (FOX 5, New York)

Prof. Atiba Ellis, professor of law in the Marquette Law School, talked about how the United States Supreme Court recently upheld two Arizona laws that limit the reach of the Voting Rights Act. “What the court has done is open the door for states across the country to mask what might be their discriminatory intent in facially neutral rules,” Ellis said.

Story aired on WNYW-TV (FOX 5, New York), July 1, 2021

06.27.21
Faculty & Staff
WKOW-TV (ABC 27, Madison)

Prof. Matthew Mitten, executive director of the National Sports Law Institute in Marquette Law School, joined Capital City Sunday to discuss the changing landscape of college athletics with recent court decisions and upcoming legislation. “There really needs to be a uniform national standard, just like the rules of the game," he said. "Eligibility rules for sports at the varying levels of competition, they need to be uniform.”

Segment appeared on WKOW-TV (ABC 27, Madison), June 27, 2021

A similar story appeared in The Gazette (Iowa City), June 29, 2021

06.24.21
Faculty & Staff
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law Poll, and Dr. Jesse Cheng, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, discussed recent polling on defunding the police and the juxtaposition of the term “Defund the Police” against the police reform initiatives at the heart of the conversation. “Many people see defunding as a wholesale rejection of police,” Franklin said. “Whereas shifting funds to other services is a tradeoff that — according to the poll — a majority would make.” "A slogan like 'defund the police' can get caught up in the culture wars mentality," Cheng added. “Some people are, at best, misinterpreting the slogan because they don't know exactly what it means. At worst, some people are being deliberately dense about what the slogan means for their ends.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 24, 2021

06.24.21
Faculty & Staff
WTMJ-AM (620)
Alan Borsuk Highlights Ricardo Diaz Early Learning Academy

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy at Marquette Law School, wrote about the New Ricardo Diaz Early Learning Academy and its importance for early childhood education in Milwaukee. “There is growing research evidence that shows that smart investments in the early development of kids are very effective,” he wrote, “in fact, they are among the most effective things that can be done to create paths for children toward good futures.”

Interview aired on WTMJ-AM (620), June 24, 2021

Borsuk also participated in a June 24 conversation on the school voucher program on WTMJ-AM (620).

06.21.21
Faculty & Staff
Wisconsin State Journal

Prof. Matt Mitten, professor of law and executive director of the National Sports Law Institute, discussed the United State Supreme Court’s ruling that the NCAA can’t limit education-related compensation for student athletes. Mitten said he is interested to see whether college athletic programs shift funding from new facilities to athletic-related payments, adding that schools will have to be careful to comply with gender equity laws in dispensing the new benefits.

Story appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal, June 22, 2021

Similar story appeared in The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), June 21, 2021

06.18.21
Faculty & Staff
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, wrote a piece about how divisive politics are leading to unexplainable education decisions. “Ultimately, even with the big wad of federal money coming in the short term, the winners in all of this are almost certain to be the status quo in education,” Borsuk wrote. “If you’re happy with that, start the celebration. If you think Wisconsin’s kids and the state’s future need better outcomes, then maybe you should keep looking to the stars for answers.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 18, 2021

06.14.21
Faculty & Staff
Latin Post (New York)

Prof. Edward A. Fallone, associate professor of law, was mentioned in a story about Ketanji Brown, who President Biden appointed to serve as a federal judge in United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and how she is seen as a Supreme Court contender. Fallone said in a previous interview that the Supreme Court's term is "shaping up to be the revenge of the former president."

 

Story appeared in the Latin Post (New York), June 14, 2021

06.11.21
Faculty & Staff
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law Poll, spoke about the meaning of different political terms and characterizations after Sen. Ron Johnson referred to President Joe Biden as a “liberal, progressive, socialist, Marxist.” “For folks on the right, at this point those labels have become more or less synonymous regardless of what their dictionary meanings are,” Franklin said. “From my point of view, it represents the blending together of these terms without much care or concern for the actual substantial differences in meaning in those four words.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 11, 2021

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