Fantasy League Update

With 11 points from State v. Zimbal (brief, oral argument, successful outcome, as well as an amicus brief), the Gavels of the Public Defender’s Office extended their lead over the second-place Affirmed.

current standings

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1986-1987

These tables are derived from information contained in 84 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Lexis search for decisions filed between September 1, 1986, and August 31, 1987.  The total of 84 decisions does not include rulings arising from (1) disciplinary proceedings against lawyers and judges, (2) various motions and petitions, and (3) a case (In re 1987 State Bar Dues Referendum) that lacked oral argument, listed no attorneys, and resulted in a per curiam decision.

The tables are available as a complete set and by individual topic according to the subsets listed below.

Four-to-Three Decisions
Decisions Arranged by Vote Split
Frequency of Justices in the Majority
Distribution of Opinion Authorship
Frequency of Agreement Between Pairs of Justices
Average Time Between Oral Argument and Opinions Authored by Each Justice
Number of Oral Arguments Presented by Individual Firms and Agencies

 

Fantasy League Update

After a month-long stretch in which the court issued no decisions involving league participants, a pair of decisions filed on June 8 moved both the Gavels and the Writs up a notch in the standings.  With 5 points for a brief and oral argument in … [Continue reading]

A Spike in Fractured Decisions

Dissenting in State v. Weber, the first decision filed this term, Justice Ann Walsh Bradley worried that readers might misconstrue the opinion authored by Justice Ziegler as the “majority opinion.”  Justice Ziegler’s opinion appeared at the front of … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

The past week witnessed another lead change, with Gass Weber Mullins earning five points for the Affirmed (from a brief and oral argument in Carolyn Moya v. Healthport Technologies, LLC), which thereby moved ahead of the Gavels by a single … [Continue reading]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1987-1988

These tables are derived from information contained in 67 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Lexis search for decisions filed between September 1, 1987, and August 31, 1988.  The total of 67 decisions does not include rulings … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

This week’s decisions produced another change in the seesaw struggle at the top of the standings.  The Affirmed picked up a point from an amicus brief in Smith v. Anderson, to which Axley Brynelson contributed, but it wasn’t enough to hold off the … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

This week the Writs vaulted out of the cellar and over the Waivers on the strength of 10 points contributed by Habush Habush & Rottier (brief, oral argument, and favorable result in Donna Brenner v. National Casualty Company). current … [Continue reading]

Strange Bedfellows in 4-3 Decisions at the Wisconsin Supreme Court

A few weeks ago, Justices Abrahamson, Ann Walsh Bradley, Roggensack, and Gableman combined to form a majority in Universal Processing Services v. Circuit Court of Milwaukee County.  Shortly thereafter, a Wisconsin attorney noticed a query on a … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

Decisions filed this past week brought the Citations to within shouting distance of the Affirmed and the Gavels at the top of the standings, thanks to 10 points from Godfrey & Kahn (brief, oral argument, and favorable decision in Ricardo M. Garza … [Continue reading]