2021 News

Faculty & Staff
Chicago Tribune

Prof. Joseph Kearney, dean and professor of law at Marquette Law School, co-wrote an opinion piece about the pros and cons of turning Chicago’s lakefront into a national park, which is related to the new book he also co-wrote, "Lakefront: Public Trust and Private Rights in Chicago." “That the process (of making Chicago’s lakefront known around the world) has been messy, and some bad outcomes reached, should not obscure that self-government has produced something truly remarkable,” Kearney wrote. “Chicagoans should think long and hard before putting the lakefront’s fate into someone else’s hands.” 

Opinion piece appeared in the Chicago Tribune, April 29, 2021

Faculty & Staff
CBS 58

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, commented on President Biden’s American Families Plan and the gaps the plan is looking to fill in the United States education system. “Between low income, high income, by racial groups, whatever, they (disparities) really exist the day kids walk into kindergarten,” Borsuk said.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), April 28, 2021

Borsuk also wrote an April 30 piece for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about finding common ground in education following the pandemic.  

Faculty & Staff
Spectrum News

Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, commented on state polling regarding the expansion of the United States Supreme Court. “I think the most important finding we have is that while people have some opinions about increasing the size of the court, those opinions are strikingly not very intense,” Franklin said.

Story aired on Spectrum News, April 19, 2021

Franklin also spoke with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for an April 15 story about the sustained interest in Wisconsin elections.

Faculty & Staff
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow, and John Johnson, research fellow, both in the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education at Marquette Law School, were mentioned for their research on out-of-state corporate landlords in Milwaukee. Their study found that “about 6,000 properties, or 14% of all Milwaukee rental homes, are now owned by out-of-state landlords. There were 4,600 rental homes owned by out-of-state landlords in 2015, and just 1,500 in 2000.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 15, 2021

Gousha and Johnson also wrote an April 15 piece for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about their research on out-of-state investment landlords and the impact on neighborhoods.

Faculty & Staff
CBS News

Prof. Atiba Ellis, professor of law, discussed Section Two of the Voting Rights Act and how it can be used to challenge restrictive voting measures. “If the provisions can be seen as targeting, and what's more likely, impacting voters of color in this way, a court will be far more skeptical about them under the Voting Rights Act,” Ellis said. “The question that was at issue in the 1960s and has been ever since is, do the laws make minority voters worse off at the end of the day? If they do, Section 2 provides a remedy.”

Story aired on CBS News, April 14, 2021

Faculty & Staff
PBS News

Prof. Andrea Schneider, professor of law and director of the Institute for Women’s Leadership, spoke about a letter written by female ambassadors and national security leaders urging President Joe Biden to prioritize gender parity in upcoming nominations. Schneider said outside efforts, like the letter, are still required in order to see change in all institutions. “The idea that this is in one way or another magically going to change itself without actual promises, commitments and action taken, is false. If we’re not talking about it, it’s never going to change.”    

Story appeared on PBS News, April 9, 2021 

Faculty & Staff
Wall Street Journal

Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, and Dr. Paul Nolette, chair and associate professor of political science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, discussed the national sustained interest in Wisconsin elections. 

Story appeared in the Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2021

Franklin also spoke with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for an April 7 story about results from Wisconsin’s general election.

Faculty & Staff

Prof. Edward Fallone, associate professor law, and Dr. Philip Rocco, assistant professor of political science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, commented on the Wisconsin Supreme Court striking down the statewide mask mandate. 

Story appeared in the Wisconsin Examiner, April 1, 2021

Faculty & Staff

Prof. Michael O’Hear, professor of law, spoke about the right to competent legal representation. “People who are accused of serious crimes have a constitutional right to competent legal representation," O’Hear said. “The right to legal representation may be most important for those individuals who have been accused of committing the most heinous offenses.”

Story appeared on Politifact, March 30, 2021

Faculty & Staff

Paul Anderson, director of the sports law program and National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University Law School, commented on the pay discrepancy between male and female coaches.

Story appeared on Law360, March 26, 2021