Law Firm Fantasy League

The flurry of decisions filed this week produced a dramatic change in the standings. Although the league-leading Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office maintained their hold on first place with 10 points for a brief, oral argument, and favorable decision in State v. Charles L. Neill, IV, there was upheaval below them. The once-dormant Citations burst into contention, vaulting over both the Affirmed and the Waivers into second place by amassing 18 points—10 from Hinshaw & Culbertson (brief, oral argument, and favorable outcome in Roger Choinsky v. Germantown School District Board of Education) and 8 from Godfrey & Kahn (brief and favorable outcome, also in Choinsky).

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1969-70

These tables are derived from information contained in 293 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1969, and August 31, 1970.  The total of 293 decisions does not include rulings arising from (1) disciplinary matters involving lawyers, and (2) various orders pertaining to petitions, motions, applications and the like (generally disposed of without oral argument and in short 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

Law Firm Fantasy League

With this week’s decisions, the Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office picked up five points (for a brief and oral argument in Marathon County v. D. K.), padding their lead over the second-place Waivers. Click here for complete, updated … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

The supreme court did not file any new decisions this week, and thus there are no changes in the standings. … [Continue reading]

A New Maverick on the Wisconsin Supreme Court?

Although Justice Daniel Kelly has established himself as a resolute member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s conservative majority, there appeared reason to surmise back in September of 2017—following his first term on the bench—that he would be more … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

The Supreme Court did not file any new decisions this week, and thus there are no changes in the standings. … [Continue reading]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1970-71

These tables are derived from information contained in 296 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1970, and August 31, 1971.  The total of 296 decisions does not include … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

Although the court filed only one decision this week (Veritas Steel, LLC v. Lunda Construction Company), it enabled the Affirmed to enter the lists in dramatic fashion. Two of the team’s firms participated in the case and netted a total of 11 points … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

The 2019-20 Fantasy League season began with the defending-champion Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office seemingly bent on dispelling rumors that success had cultivated dissipation in their ranks. With a shock-and-awe opening, they netted a … [Continue reading]

Antonin Scalia and the Wisconsin Supreme Court

No US Supreme Court justice is more admired by American conservatives than the late Antonin Scalia—a man who President Trump assured a joint session of Congress would “forever be a symbol of American justice.”[1] Given the conservative ascendancy at … [Continue reading]