Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1964-65

These tables are derived from information contained in 256 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1964, and August 31, 1965.  The total of 256 decisions does not include rulings arising from (1) disciplinary matters involving lawyers, and (2) various petitions, motions, applications and the like (generally disposed of without oral argument and in short per curiam decisions).  Nor does it include Coffee-Rich, Inc. v. McDowell and Graebner v. Wisconsin Industrial Com., both of which were one-paragraph, 3-3 per curiam decisions. 

The tables are available as a complete set and by individual topic in 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

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1965-66

These tables are derived from information contained in 275 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1965, and August 31, 1966.  The total of 275 decisions does not include rulings arising from (1) disciplinary matters involving lawyers, and (2) various petitions, motions, applications and the like (generally disposed of without oral argument and in short per curiam decisions).  Nor does it include Foregger v. Foregger, a one-paragraph, 3-3 per curiam decision. 

The tables are available as a complete set and by individual topic in 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

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1966-67

These tables are derived from information contained in 278 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1966, and August 31, 1967.  The total of 278 decisions does not include … [Continue reading]

The Eternal Gavels

Each year, after the Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office have won another Fantasy League title, the Competition Committee approves measures to strengthen the other teams.  Thus, for the 2019-20 season, the four challengers were allowed to … [Continue reading]

The 2019-20 Term: Some More Impressions

Armed with findings from the supreme court’s just-completed term, we can compare the justices’ activity in several areas with their corresponding performances during previous terms.  Last year, all these measures of the court’s work extended recent … [Continue reading]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 2019-20

These tables are derived from information contained in 45 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions filed between September 1, 2019, and the end of the court’s term in the summer of 2020.  The total of 45 decisions omits orders pertaining to various motions, … [Continue reading]

The Supreme Court’s 2019-20 Term: Some Initial Impressions

Now that the supreme court has filed its last substantive decision of the 2019-20 term, we can begin our customary series of posts on various aspects of the justices’ work over the past 12 months.  Along the way, we'll encounter some … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

This week’s harvest of decisions was unusually bountiful—especially for the Writs and the Waivers—and, as a result, the standings have tightened considerably.  The long-dormant Writs led the scoring, with 16 points from Pines Bach (for a brief, oral … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

This week’s decisions rewarded the Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office with five points (for a brief and oral argument in State v. Courtney C. Brown) and the Citations with two points (for amicus briefs from Godfrey & Kahn in State v. … [Continue reading]

Where Have All the Precedents Gone–Published Opinions from the Court of Appeals

A few years ago, a post on the percentage of court of appeals opinions that were issued as per curiam decisions noted the enormous decrease in the total number of court of appeals opinions in recent decades. Today, we’ll return to the field to … [Continue reading]