Law Firm Fantasy League

Four of the league’s five teams collected points from this week’s decision in Wisconsin Legislature v. Andrea Palm—with the Waivers leading the way, thanks to eight points from Husch Blackwell (brief and favorable outcome) and one point each from … [Continue reading]

Fewer Supreme Court Decisions Likely in 2019-20

With the arrival of spring, it becomes possible to estimate quite accurately the number of decisions that the justices will file by the time that they close the books on the current term at the end of July. The results have attracted more than casual … [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]

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]

Law Schools, Women, and the Wisconsin Supreme Court, 2014-15 through 2018-19

Last month’s post on law-school representation rates at the Wisconsin Supreme Court prompted a question regarding women’s portions of the various findings in that piece. We can make some headway with this suggestion, because women accounted for 163 … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

This week, the supreme court’s filings delivered 10 points to the Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office (for a brief, oral argument, and favorable outcome in Langlade County v. D. J. W.). It seems clear that the Gavels are staging a breakaway, … [Continue reading]

Jill Karofsky and “Bloc Cohesion” at the Wisconsin Supreme Court

The surprising scale of Judge Jill Karofsky’s triumph in April’s election may well immunize her victory from legal challenges spawned by the bizarre circumstances of the voting. Thus, it does not seem premature to speculate on the impact of her … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

Both decisions filed this week resulted in points for contestants. The Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office kept their position at the head of the pack with five points for a brief and oral argument in State v. Harrison. However, the Affirmed … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

This week’s decision in Winnebago County v. C.S. delivered a point to the Citations (for an amicus brief by Godfrey & Kahn) and, more dramatically, 10 points to the Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office for a brief, oral argument, and … [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]