Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 2018-19

These tables are derived from information contained in 58 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions filed between September 1, 2018, and the end of the court’s term in the summer of 2019. The total of 58 decisions omits orders pertaining to various motions, petitions, and disciplinary matters, but it does include three deadlocked (3-3) per curiam decisions. As the court no longer indicates how each justice voted in these deadlocked cases, they are included only in the “Number of Oral Arguments Presented” table.[Continue Reading…]

The Supreme Court’s 2018-19 Term: Some Initial Impressions

With the last substantive decisions now filed for the 2018-19 term, we can begin a series of posts that examine various aspects of the justices’ labors over the past 12 months.[Continue Reading…]

Fantasy League Update

This week’s decisions delivered five points to the Citations for a brief and oral argument by Tracey Wood & Associates in State v. Jessica M. Randall, thereby moving the Citations into a tie with the Writs for second place. Click here for the … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

For months, fans of the Writs have been waiting for the preseason acquisition of the Wisconsin Institute For Law & Liberty (WILL) to justify the steep price (two law firms from the team’s 2017-18 roster), and this week that trade finally bore … [Continue reading]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1974-75

These tables are derived from information contained in 304 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1974, and August 31, 1975.  The total of 304 decisions does not include … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

Three teams made gains this week, led by the Waivers (10 points from Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker for a brief, oral argument, and favorable outcome in Rural Mutual Insurance Company v. Lester Buildings, LLC and one point from Boardman … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

With this week’s decisions from the supreme court, the Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office stunned the rest of the league by adding 21 points to their total: six points for a brief, oral argument, and 3-3 decision in Raytrell K. Fitzgerald … [Continue reading]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1975-1976

These tables are derived from information contained in 289 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1975, and August 31, 1976.  The total of 289 decisions does not include … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

In this week’s batch of decisions, Habush Habush & Rottier delivered seven points to the Writs (for a brief, oral argument, and partially-favorable ruling in David W. Paynter v. ProAssurance Wisconsin Insurance Company)—moving them ahead of the … [Continue reading]

Crowd-Source Reminder

This is a monthly reminder to readers to “nominate” Wisconsin Supreme Court cases from the 2018-19 term that contain surprising aspects.  As I did last year, I will maintain a collection of cases and comments submitted and post them at the end of the … [Continue reading]