Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 2007-2008

The following tables are derived from information contained in 68 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions filed between September 1, 2007, and August 31, 2008.  This total of 68 decisions does not include (1) decisions arising from matters pertaining to the Wisconsin Judicial Commission and the Office of Lawyer Regulation; (2) a per curiam denial of a motion to vacate a decision relating to the disqualification of a justice (Storms v. Action Wis. Inc.); (3) two per curiam denials of motions for reconsideration (Estate of Szleszinski v. Labor & Indus. Review Comm’n and State v. Grady); and (4) two 3-3 per curiam decisions (Heikkinen v. United Servs. Auto. Ass’n and Wis. Realtors Ass’n v. Town of West Point ).  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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