Law scholar to discuss Supreme Court and the media in virtual “On the Issues,” Feb. 3

Feb. 2, 2021

Cristina TilleyMILWAUKEE — Cristina Tilley, associate professor of law at the University of Iowa, will discuss the Supreme Court and the media as the featured guest during an upcoming virtual “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, Feb. 3.

The video will be available at 12:15 p.m. on the Marquette University Law School website.

Tilley is coauthor of a recent scholarly article, “Supreme Court Journalism: From Law to Spectacle? The study examines two high-profile U.S. Supreme Court cases heard 50 years apart and suggests that print media’s coverage of the court has changed during that period, with a shift toward less emphasis on legal issues and a greater emphasis on the justices’ perceived political predilections. Tilley focuses her scholarly work on the boundary between public and private law, with particular focus on the appropriate treatment of speech and speech injuries. Prior to her law career, she was a news reporter, specializing in business and legal affairs.

The virtual “On the Issues” is available to members of the general public.

This is the third conversation in the “On the Bench” series, which features interviews with scholars, members of the judiciary and court observers about issues and developments related to the nation’s highest court. This programming from Marquette Law School’s Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education expands on the work of the Marquette Law School Poll, which has conducted national surveys of public attitudes toward the U.S. Supreme Court. Previous conversations from fall 2020 remain available:

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha’s “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars, conferences on significant issues of public importance, and the work of its Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, Marquette Law School serves as the region’s leading venue for civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

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