According to a 2012 poll from Marquette University Law School, 60 percent of registered voters in Wisconsin believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases, which could potentially hurt Walker's reelection bid with his signing of the recent abortion law.
Faculty in the News
Ralph Anzivino, professor of law, commented on the recent accusations of bankruptcy fraud against former Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan. Anzivino said no criminal charges could be filed unless the bankruptcy judge determined the transfer amounts to fraud.
Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, commented on the benefits of limiting Wisconsin Supreme Court justices to a single 16-year term. Geske said term limits could be a good start to repairing the court's reputation and that the process of campaigning leaves voters with an inaccurate view of the court.
Charles Franklin, visiting professor of law and public policy, commented on Gov. Scott Walker's decision to sign the 2013 Wisconsin budget at Catalyst Exhibits, an exhibit design company in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. Franklin said, "His staff must have considered why this was a good place to hold the signing."
Matthew Mitten, professor of law and director of the National Sports Law Institute, commented on the suit filed against the NCAA by former college athlete Ed O'Bannon and the potential impact the case could have on the NCAA, saying the association "could face foreboding consequences should the case be turned into a class-action lawsuit."
Charles Franklin, visiting professor of law and public policy, commented on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's possible presidential candidacy in 2014, saying, "The Democratic bench is thin right now, and Democrats face a real issue of how to fund a campaign against him. Between the money and his job approval, he looks awfully strong as a candidate."