2021 News

Faculty & Staff
The New York Times

The Marquette Law Poll was referenced in a New York Times piece about political violence for its results from mid-June which found that 61% of respondents approved of racial-justice protests held since George Floyd’s death.

Story appeared in the New York Times, Oct. 26, 2021

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Knoxville News Sentinel

Prof. Martin Greenberg, adjunct professor of law, analyzed the legal standoff between the University of Tennessee and its former football coach. “You have to look at the overriding cost of this, the fact that it’s in the public domain,” Greenberg said. “And the fact that it doesn’t do anybody’s names any good.”

Story appeared in the Knoxville News Sentinel (Knoxville, Tennessee), Oct. 23, 2021

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The Economist

John Johnson, research fellow in the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, was referenced for a study he conducted in which he instructed computer software to randomly reconfigure Wisconsin’s senate districts.

Story appeared in The Economist, Oct. 22, 2021

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Wisconsin Examiner

Prof. Atiba Ellis, professor of law, commented on current election investigations and voting rights legislation debates since the 2020 election.

Story appeared in the Wisconsin Examiner and The Progressive Pulse - NC Policy Watch (North Carolina), Oct. 21-22, 2021

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CBS 58

Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law Poll, discussed Wisconsin’s gubernatorial race. Franklin said both parties are not doing enough to run on “big ideas.” “I don't see any of our parties in Wisconsin pursuing a big idea agenda, in part because the deadlock between governor's office and the legislature makes it kind of pointless to pursue a serious policy agenda,” Franklin added.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Oct. 21, 2021

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State Bar of Wisconsin

Prof. Michael O’Hear, professor of law, wrote a blog for the State Bar of Wisconsin about a new Bureau of Justice study, which found that most former prisoners are re-convicted of a new offense or are returned to prison within 10 years of their release. “Perhaps the most encouraging aspect of the data is the declining likelihood of rearrest over time. Rearrests were relatively common in the first three years following release,” O’Hear added. “However, for those who made it through the first three years without a rearrest, fewer than 15% were rearrested in year four.”

Story appeared on the State Bar of Wisconsin, Oct. 15, 2021

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law Poll, and Dr. Stephen Cole, assistant professor of economics in the College of Business Administration, participated in separate stories about inflation being used as a political tactic and how to best manage money during times of high inflation.

Stories appeared respectively on Politico and in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 14-15, 2021

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WUWM-FM (89.7)

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, spoke about how teaching is changing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), Oct. 14, 2021

Borsuk also wrote an Oct. 15 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story about conflicts between some parents and school boards, and the impact on students.

Faculty & Staff
The Washington Post

Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law Poll, discussed politics in the City of Madison relative to Wisconsin’s larger polarization issues. “The thing that is unique about Dane (County) in the Wisconsin context is that the suburban cities within Dane are almost as blue as Madison,” Franklin said. “The Madison vote doesn’t get counteracted by the Madison suburbs.”

Story appeared in the Washington Post, Oct. 8, 2021

Faculty & Staff
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

John Johnson, research fellow in the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, spoke about the impact of redistricting when it comes to Black and Hispanic voters. “An intent of the Voting Rights Act is to protect the descriptive representation of segregated racial minority groups by preventing their being 'cracked' into multiple districts,” Johnson said. “However, given the overwhelming support of the Democratic party by Black Americans in particular, this requirement easily becomes legally mandated 'packing' of voters into politically uncompetitive districts.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 5, 2021