2021 News

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

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, wrote a piece about how this summer is a critical time for parents to help students get back on track academically. “Overall, parents have a different set of cards in their hands now than in the past. Some of those cards are kind of attractive. Some are not. But they all need to be played wisely,” Borsuk wrote. “One thing the pandemic period has underscored is that what you do as parents really matters – probably more so now than at any other time in your child’s life.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 11, 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

06.10.21
Faculty & Staff
WGN News

Prof. Joseph Kearney, dean and professor at Marquette Law School, discussed the new book he co-authored, “Lakefront: Public Trust and Private Rights in Chicago,” which includes the pros and cons of designating the city’s lakefront as a national park. “The pros are imagined to be, in part, an influx of resources and presumably a certain preservation of the status quo,” Kearney said. “The cons would certainly involve a diminution, maybe even a very substantial loss, in the amount of local control.”

Story aired on WGN News, June 10, 2021

06.09.21
Faculty & Staff
CBS Sports

Prof. Matt Mitten, professor of law and executive director of the National Sports Law Institute, testified before the United States Senate regarding name, image and likeness rights as they pertain to college athletes. Mitten said that as more states begin approving legislation on these publicity rights the “cat is going to be out of the bag, so to speak,” and, “I don't think you can (put the cat back in the bag.) I think that is exactly the problem.”

Story appeared on the CBS Sports, June 9, 2021

Similar stories appeared on or in, Inside Higher EdWashington PostStates Newsroom (Washington, D.C.) and Sportico, June 9-11, 2021

06.08.21
Faculty & Staff
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Prof. Teig Whaley-Smith, adjunct professor of law, spoke about Milwaukee’s affordable housing crisis, as well as the racial gap in home ownership. “We are about 40,000 units short for people making $7.25 to $15 an hour,” Whaley-Smith said. "And we’re also about 40,000 homeowners short for Black and Hispanic residents to achieve over equity with white homeowners in the city. We have to understand that this problem is at least 50 years in the making and will not be solved overnight.”

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

06.07.21
Faculty & Staff
WTMJ-TV (NBC 4)

Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, spoke about Wisconsin’s 2022 gubernatorial election, after Gov. Tony Evers announced he intends to run for re-election. “I think you're always safe in Wisconsin to predict close elections," Franklin said, adding that it is unclear what impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have on the race. "In our polling throughout the pandemic, Gov. Evers got strong marks for the way he'd handled it.”

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), June 7, 2021

Similar story aired on WISC-TV (CBS 3), June 7, 2021

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