Fantasy League Update

This week’s pair of decisions brought points to three teams but did not reorder the standings.  At the top, the Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office added 5 points (for a brief and oral argument in State v. Cox), while, at the bottom, the Citations picked up 3 points from Tracey Wood & Associates (brief but no oral argument in State v. Pico).  The Waivers gained a point from Henak Law Office (an amicus brief in State v. Pico), leaving them just a single point behind the second-place Affirmed.

Click here for the current standings.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1978-1979

These tables are derived from information contained in 245 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Lexis search for decisions filed between September 1, 1978, and August 31, 1979.  The total of 245 decisions does not include rulings arising from various motions and petitions.

I am omitting the following cases that did not include briefing or oral argument at the supreme court level and that resulted in per curiam decisions labeled “UNPUBLISHED LIMITED PRECEDENT OPINION”: General Casualty Co. v. Hopfensperger; Tews Lime & Cement Co. v. Department of Industry, Labor & Human Relations; State ex rel. Hacker v. Wolke; Lund v. State; Yoss v. State; and Ingram v. State

Also omitted is State ex rel. Steiger v. Circuit Court for Dane County, where the court concluded in a brief per curiam decision that it would be inappropriate to reach the constitutional issue presented in the case.

Nor do the tables include State v. Barrett and State ex rel. Cholka v. Johnson, Sheriff of Jackson County, where the justices ruled, per curiam, on a question of whether certain types of decisions from the court of appeals are appropriate for supreme-court review.

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
Number of Oral Arguments Presented by Individual Firms and Agencies

 

Fantasy League Update

As one would expect, the host of cases decided this week provided scoring opportunities for several players.  The Affirmed gained the most ground, with 5 points from Foley & Lardner (brief and oral argument in Winebow, Inc. v. Capitol-Husting … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

A decision filed this week brought five points to the league-leading Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office (for a brief and oral argument in State v. Williams).  Click here for the current standings. … [Continue reading]

Crowd-Sourcing Invitation

This is a monthly reminder to readers to “nominate” any Wisconsin Supreme Court cases from the 2017-18 term that contain surprising aspects.  I will maintain a collection of cases submitted and post them at the end of the summer.  “Surprising … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

This week’s decisions found Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren delivering 12 points to the Waivers (for briefs, oral arguments and 3-3 outcomes in Wingra Redi-Mix, Inc. v. State Historical Society of Wisconsin and Wingra Redi-Mix, Inc. v. Burial Sites … [Continue reading]

How Justices Vote in Termination of Parental Rights Cases

A recent post on juvenile-defendant decisions filed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court from September 1, 1992, through August 31, 2017, omitted termination-of-parental-rights (TPR) cases, as these did not concern juveniles charged with crimes.  However, … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

This week’s decisions favored the Citations, who gained ten points from the work of Crivello Carlson (brief, oral argument, and favorable decision in Springer v. Nohl Electric).  Although this left the Citations in last place, they pulled to within … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

This week’s decisions brought points to three teams, with the Affirmed making the biggest jump thanks to ten points from Kasdorf Lewis & Swietlik (brief, oral argument, and favorable outcome in Thoma v. Village of Slinger) and five points from … [Continue reading]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1979-1980

These tables are derived from information contained in 196 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Lexis search for decisions filed between September 1, 1979, and August 31, 1980.  The total of 196 decisions does not include … [Continue reading]