2021 News

Faculty & Staff

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, spoke on World Teachers’ Day about the about the need to support teachers. Borsuk said while teachers may have returned to the classroom for in-person learning, there is no ignoring the challenges faced during the pandemic. “If you take it at the platitude level, everyone is in favor of teachers, and everyone says, ‘hooray’ for teachers,” Borsuk added. “I think this is a time when it needs to be taken much more seriously than that because the teaching profession is facing very serious issues.”

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Oct. 5, 2021

Borsuk also wrote an Oct. 8 story for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about vouchers and the impact on students in Milwaukee Public Schools.

Faculty & Staff
PBS Wisconsin

Megan Morrissey, director of Marquette Law School's Mobile Legal Clinic and adjunct associate professor of law, discussed the new processes for pardons and expungements in Wisconsin. “These two impactful reforms to the pardon process stand to drastically increase the number of individuals who now find themselves eligible for a Wisconsin pardon, whereas that endeavor was previously out of reach,” Morrisey said.

Story appeared on PBS Wisconsin, Oct. 4, 2021

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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, co-wrote an article about Milwaukee’s improving diversity despite its overall slow growth. “We’re changing, becoming more diverse and less segregated, even as we experience stagnating growth,” they wrote.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 23, 2021

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Washington Post, Various local, state, & national outlets

The Marquette Law Poll was covered by several local, state and national news outlets for its latest results, which found approval of the U.S. Supreme Court fell to 49% in September, down from 60% in July. Disapproval rose to 50% in September, up from 39% in July. A year ago, in September 2020, 66% approved and 33% disapproved of the way the Court was handling its job. The poll also found strong partisan division on Afghanistan, COVID-19 policies and election results.

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Wisconsin Lawyer

Prof. Andrea Schneider, professor of law and director of the Institute for Women’s Leadership, talked about the reasons why law firms should care about retaining women and advancing women into leadership positions. “Diversity of experiences and opinions in leadership has been demonstrated to lead to better decision-making,” Schneider said. “Moreover, turnover costs a lot of money. You’re losing all this talent that you’ve trained. And, as much as I like golf, you’re eliminating 50% of your clients if your only way to meet clients is on the golf course with three other guys.”

Story appeared in Wisconsin Lawyer, Sept. 21, 2021

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NBC News

Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law Poll, described how it would be wise for Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes to model his U.S. Senate campaign after that of Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers. “He (Evers) focused constantly on education and pre-existing conditions and roads,” Franklin said. “None of those defined him as being aligned clearly with the progressive wing of the party, though he clearly was on the left in terms of the issues. It’s about picking issues that aren’t so ideological.”

Story appeared on NBC News, Sept. 19, 2021

Franklin also spoke with the Washington Examiner for a Sept. 16 story about national polling regarding the direction of the country and what the implications are for upcoming elections.

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law Poll, talked about whether Gov. Tony Evers has the authority to follow President Joe Biden’s directive to mandate vaccines for all teachers and school staff. “Given the legislative response and the rulings of the court over the last year, that authority that we thought (Evers) had to manage a public health emergency has been substantially eroded,” Franklin said. “Which leaves us at a point of it not being clear whether the governor actually has the authority to take action now or not.”

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Sept. 10, 2021

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PBS Wisconsin's "Here and Now"

Prof. David Strifling, director of Marquette Law School’s Water Law and Policy Initiative, discussed the legal and environmental ramifications of a proposal to bottle and sell water from the Lake Superior watershed. “It starts with something called the Great Lakes Compact, which is an agreement between the eight great lakes states that generally prohibits diversions of water, great lakes water, that is, outside the great lakes basin,” Strifling said. “That’s the top-level feature that everyone knows about the Great Lakes Compact. Now, the issue is that there are several exceptions to that general prohibition. Some are for cities, municipal water, and others — another, I should say, is for products.”

Story aired on PBS Wisconsin's "Here and Now", Sept. 8, 2021

Faculty & Staff

Prof. Michael O’Hear, professor of law, was mentioned for his comments on the latest development in the appeals process for Steven Avery. “The defense team has generated a lot more new issues than I would have thought possible a few years ago,” O'Hear said. "I wouldn’t want to predict that we’re nearing the end (of the appeals process) now.”

Story appeared on Oxygen, Aug. 27, 2021

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Agence France-Presse

Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law Poll, discussed the long-term impacts President Joe Biden faces following the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan and the subsequent events that unfolded. “The political question, once we have completely withdrawn, is whether the majority will be glad we aren't there anymore,” Franklin said. “If so, then the issue is likely to fade.”

Story appeared on Agence France-Presse, Aug. 27, 2021