Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1991-1992

These tables are derived from information contained in 70 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions filed between September 1, 1991, and August 31, 1992.  The total of 70 decisions does not include rulings arising from such undertakings as (1) disciplinary proceedings against lawyers; (2) bar admission issues; and (3) various motions and petitions.

In School District of Shorewood v. Wausau Insurance Companies, the court withdrew the decision that it had filed on May 20, 1992, and replaced it with a decision filed on August 27, 1992.  The August 27 decision is included in the total of 70 decisions noted above, while the May 20 decision is not.  However, information from the May 20 decision does appear in the “Number of Oral Arguments Presented” table.

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

On the strength of an amicus brief filed in Walworth State Bank v. Abbey Springs Condominium Association, Boardman & Clark picked up one point for the Waivers, now only two points behind the Citations at the top of the league’s standings.

Is the Court of Appeals Responsible for the Supreme Court’s Per Curiam Diet?

Table 1--Percentage of SCOW cases that were per curiam at C of A

Following a recent post’s observation that an unusually large share of cases coming before the supreme court during the current term are per curiam decisions from the court of appeals, a reader wondered if a significantly higher percentage of all … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

The decision in State v. Lagrone today brought five points (for a brief and oral argument) to the Gavels of the Office of the Public Defender, pulling them even with the Waivers and only three points back of the league-leading Citations. … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

As a result of its participation in Yasmine Clark v. American Cyanamid Company—a brief, no oral argument, and a 3-3 outcome—Quarles & Brady picked up four points and pulled its team (the Waivers) to within three points of the league-leading … [Continue reading]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1992-1993

These tables are derived from information contained in 87 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions filed between September 1, 1992, and August 31, 1993.  The total of 87 decisions does not include rulings arising from such undertakings as (1) disciplinary … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

Over the past two weeks, the court has released only one decision, and it did not involve any of the law firms in the league.  Hence, no change in the standings. … [Continue reading]

Justice Abrahamson’s Concerns Over the Docket–An Update

Table 1--days to decisions by March 220--corrected

Last September, in an unusual comment appended to an order granting review in State v. Salinas, Justice Abrahamson voiced concern about the cases appearing on the court’s agenda for the 2015-16 term.  Although the term was just underway, she … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

Through its participation in State v. Tourville—a brief and oral argument—the Frank J. Remington Center of the UW Law School gained five points for its team (the Citations).  With no other teams ringing the bell this week, the Citations’ lead has … [Continue reading]

Success Rates for Litigants Filing Petitions for Review

Trimmed--Ultimate outcome for successful filers of PREs--3 groups of terms

A recent post considered petitions for review in criminal cases filed during the 2014-15 term and concluded with the observation that a comparison of the results with findings from previous terms would provide some helpful perspective.  Toward that … [Continue reading]