Gavels Win! Again

As June turned to July and the fantasy league approached season’s end, it became clear that only a heroic effort on the part of another contender could overtake the Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office. No such rally occurred, however, and the Gavels coasted to their fourth consecutive championship. In recent years, the league office has bolstered other teams’ rosters, hoping to make them more competitive, but, so far, none has been able to keep pace with the Gavels. No doubt the issue of competitive balance will be on the Competition Committee’s agenda at its winter meeting, and rosters may be augmented again before the start of the 2019-20 season.

Meanwhile, at last week’s awards banquet, the league honored the Gavels and Colleen Ball, who accounted for more than a quarter of the team’s points. Tribute was also paid to O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing, whose contribution of 30 points (remarkable for an individual firm) represented over half the total for their team, the Citations.   For the Writs, Habush, Habush & Rottier led the way with 17 points; Stafford Rosenbaum topped the scoring for the Affirmed with 13, and Boardman & Clark paced the Waivers with 12.

See the following table for the final totals of each team and every individual law firm.

Final Standings for the 2018-19 Season

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 46 years.

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