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Dr. Charles Franklin, a professor of law and political science at the Marquette University Law School, said the proposed lawsuit makes for "good politics" on both sides of the political aisle.

"For Republican members of Congress, it's a way of showing they're taking action against Obama," Franklin said. "For Democrats, it's an argument saying 'look at what these Republicans are doing. Democrats really need to turn out this fall.'"

Franklin said most presidents have historically used executive powers to influence pieces of legislation. He said that traditionally came through what are called "signing statements." Franklin said each signing statement is submitted along with a specific, signed bill detailing how a president interprets that specific piece of legislation.

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89.3 KPCC

Levanas ruled that Shelly acted correctly when two doctors declared the former Clippers owner mentally incapacitated and also ruled that she had the authority to sell the team. KPCC's Ben Bergman brings us more details.

We also speak to Matt Mitten, Director of Sports Law Institute at Marquette University, to get an insight into how this will unravel legally in the coming months.

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Sports Business Journal

To better promote the educational values and economic sustainability of intercollegiate athletics, Mitten proposed an open and transparent system of federal regulation combined with antitrust immunity for reforms voluntarily adopted by the NCAA.

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Andrea Schneider, professor of law, recently returned from Israel where she witnessed firsthand the escalation of violence, and met with Israeli journalists and political leaders to discuss the Mideast issue. "I've been to Israel many, many times and you walk around. This is the first time ever I've walked around with a pit in my stomach," Schneider said of the state of fighting on the ground.

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LaCrosse Tribune

Charles Franklin, professor of law, suggested that the latest Republican campaign strategy is "one of the most secretive and black magic elements of all campaigns." The ground game operation targets undecided voters who could be won over with tailored questions and responses based on their individual situation, he said.

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"People know when a sheriff says something it's going to get press," said Matt Parlow, a Marquette University Law School professor who specializes in local governments. "Unless a county treasurer says, 'We're bankrupt,' nobody usually pays attention to them."

Sheriffs, like any politician, are not immune to corruption and controversy. Escapades aren't isolated to Colorado.

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Boston Herald

The Supreme Court yesterday indicated that its Hobby Lobby decision would only apply in a narrow set of circumstances, but the court left the door open for private corporations with “sincerely held” religious beliefs to blatantly discriminate, according to legal experts.

“Quite literally, if someone has a religious right to discriminate or to undertake some sort of action that would normally be against someone’s civil rights, it might actually have a chance,” said Paul Secunda, a law professor at Marquette Law School.

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Chicago Tribune

Matt Mitten, professor of law and director of National Sports Law Institute, commented on whether colleges can afford to pay their student athletes. Mitten said it's not a matter of whether Big Ten Conference schools can afford stipends, since they generate substantial revenue: "The real question is how many of their athletes would be getting the stipend," he said.

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The Washington Post

“The real significant issue is, how has he been harmed, given that the sale price is $2 billion, almost four times what any other franchise has sold for,” Matt Mitten, director of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University, told Business Insider.

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The Columbus Dispatch

“This is really going to be the first case that is going to go to trial and potentially result in a student-athlete eligibility rule being found to violate the federal antitrust laws,” said Matt Mitten, an Ohio State graduate and director of the National Sports Law Institute.