Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1994-1995

These tables are derived from information contained in 73 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions filed between September 1, 1994, and August 31, 1995.  The total of 73 decisions does not include rulings arising from such undertakings as (1) disciplinary proceedings against lawyers and judges and (2) motions for reconsideration and petitions for supervisory writ.

Occasionally, the Court’s records contain separate entries for individual cases that were ultimately consolidated and resolved by a single decision.  If two or more cases were combined in this manner, the decision is counted only once for the purposes of the following tables.

Two additional cases—deadlocked (3-3) per curiam decisions (State v. Ameritech Corporation and State v. Young)—figure only in the “Number of Oral Arguments Presented” table. 

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 47 years.

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