Fantasy League Update

With five points this week for a brief and oral argument in State v. Jones, the Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office extended their lead. Click here for the current standings. … [Continue reading]

Crowd-Sourcing Invitation

This is a monthly reminder to readers to “nominate” any Wisconsin Supreme Court cases from the 2017-18 term that contain surprising aspects.  I will maintain a collection of cases submitted and post them at the end of the summer.  “Surprising … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

The court did not file any decisions this past week—hence, no change in the standings. … [Continue reading]

Votes by Individual Justices in First Amendment Cases

After posting recently on the Fourth and Sixth Amendments, I’m happy to respond to a request for information on the votes cast by individual justices in First Amendment cases.  The findings below are derived from a set of eleven cases turned up in a … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

This week’s flurry of decisions brought points to four of the league’s five teams.  The Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office tightened their grip on first place with a ten-point performance (briefs and oral arguments in both Winnebago County … [Continue reading]

How Justices Vote in Juvenile Defendant Cases

This post examines the supreme court’s handling of juvenile cases over the 25 years from September 1, 1992, through August 31, 2017.  By itself, the phrase “juvenile cases” could refer to a variety of actions, including termination-of-parental-rights … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

The Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office gained 10 points from this week’s decisions (for briefs and oral arguments in State v. Bell and State v. Grandberry), thereby extending their lead over the second-place Affirmed.  Click here for … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

The filing of a decision in Shugarts v. Mohr brought five points to the Affirmed (from a brief and oral argument by Kasdorf, Lewis & Swietlik)—nudging them back into second place, one point ahead of the Writs.  Meanwhile, the Citations picked up … [Continue reading]

Crowd-Sourcing Invitation

This is a monthly reminder to readers to “nominate” any Wisconsin Supreme Court cases from the 2017-18 term that contain surprising aspects.  I will maintain a collection of cases submitted and post them at the end of the summer.  “Surprising … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

The court did not file any decisions this past week—hence, no change in the standings. … [Continue reading]