Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 2008-2009

The following tables are derived from information contained in 61 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions filed between September 1, 2008, and August 31, 2009.  This total does not include one per curiam decision (Polsky v. Virnich) that yielded a 3-3 vote.  Nor does it include decisions pertaining to matters arising from the Office of Lawyer Regulation and the Board of Attorneys Professional Responsibility.  The decisions may be found on the Wisconsin Court System website.  http://wicourts.gov/

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

About Alan Ball

Alan Ball is a Professor of History at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

alan.ball@marquette.edu

SCOWstats offers numerical analysis of the voting by Wisconsin Supreme Court justices on diverse issues over the past 41 years.

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