Original Actions and Judicial Activism

Many luminaries in the legal profession have remarked to the effect that “An activist court is one whose decisions you don’t like.”[1] Scholarly attempts to define judicial activism suggest a number of other factors to consider, and today I’d like to … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

One of the decisions filed this week (Milton Eugene Warren v. Michael Meisner) rewarded the league’s top two teams. Retaining their lead, the Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office picked up two points for an amicus brief and an oral argument, … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

The decisions filed this week enabled the Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office to pad their lead by virtue of five points earned for a brief and oral argument in State v. Mose B. Coffee. Click here for complete, updated 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]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1967-68

These tables are derived from information contained in 274 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1967, and August 31, 1968.  The total of 274 decisions does not include … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

This week’s decision in Jose M. Correa v. Woodman's Food Market distributed five points to the Waivers (for a brief and oral argument by Husch Blackwell) and one point to the Citations (for an amicus brief by Cannon & Dunphy). On the strength of … [Continue reading]

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]