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The Supreme Court did not file any new decisions this week, and thus there are no changes in the standings.

Law-School March Madness: An Update, 2014-15 through 2018-19

In 2015, during the NCAA basketball tournament, SCOWstats conducted a university contest of another sort by comparing the number of oral arguments delivered at the Wisconsin Supreme Court by graduates of participating law schools. Although the cancellation of the basketball tournament this year has eliminated the prospect of coordination with the NCAA, we will persevere—with five more years of data—to stage the law-school portion of the event.

The big picture.
For an overview, let’s begin with all 604 oral arguments in cases decided during the past five terms (2014-15 through 2018-19)
.[1] Table 1 displays every law school whose graduates engaged in at least six arguments (1% of the total) over this period.[Continue Reading…]

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This week, Axley Brynelson contributed 8 points to the Affirmed with a brief, oral argument, and partially-favorable decision in Steven J. Piper v. Jones Dairy Farm. As a result, only two points now separate the Affirmed, the Waivers, and the … [Continue reading]

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The Supreme Court did not file any new decisions this week, and thus there are no changes in the standings. … [Continue reading]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1968-69

These tables are derived from information contained in 283 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1968, and August 31, 1969.  The total of 283 decisions does not include … [Continue reading]

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With this week’s decisions, Crivello Carlson and Weiss Law Office each contributed a point to the Citations (for an amicus brief in Antoinette Lang v. Lions Club of Cudahy Wisconsin, Inc.)—thereby nudging the Citations over the Waivers back into … [Continue reading]

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This week’s decisions elevated the Waivers over the Citations into second place on the strength of five points from Boardman & Clark (for a brief and oral argument in DSG Evergreen Family Limited Partnership v. Town of Perry). Click here for … [Continue reading]

Comparing the Supreme Courts of Wisconsin and its Four Neighbors–An Update for 2016-17 through 2018-19

Three and a half years ago, we measured certain aspects of the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s performance against corresponding activity at the supreme courts of Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Michigan over the period 2013-14 through 2015-16. Since then, … [Continue reading]

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The supreme court did not file any new decisions this week, and thus there are no changes in the standings. … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

The flurry of decisions filed this week produced a dramatic change in the standings. Although the league-leading Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office maintained their hold on first place with 10 points for a brief, oral argument, and … [Continue reading]