An Oral Argument Count: The Top 25 Law Firms

A recent post tallying the number of oral arguments delivered by individual attorneys prompted a reader to suggest a companion post identifying the firms whose lawyers have argued most often before the supreme court. With this assignment in hand, … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

The two decisions filed during the past week did not yield any points for Fantasy League teams--hence, no change in the standings. … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

The Supreme Court did not file any decisions during the past week--hence, no change in the Fantasy League standings. … [Continue reading]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1976-1977

These tables are derived from information contained in 283 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Lexis search for decisions filed between September 1, 1976, and August 31, 1977.  The total of 283 decisions does not include … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

Last week’s supreme court decisions brought points to every team in the league—except for the Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office, which cost them their position at the top of the standings.  Indeed, two teams overtook the Gavels, who, as … [Continue reading]

Crowd Sourcing–Round 2

This is an invitation to readers to “nominate” Wisconsin Supreme Court cases from the 2018-19 term that contain surprising aspects.  As I did last year, I will maintain a collection of cases and comments submitted and post them at the end of the … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

The three decisions filed over the past week did not result in any points for Fantasy League teams—hence, no change in the standings. … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

The first eight supreme-court decisions of the 2018-19 fantasy-league season brought points to all five teams, with the Gavels and the Writs—the two preseason favorites—leading the way. The Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office got off to a … [Continue reading]

The 2018-19 Fantasy League Season Preview

As evening approached on the last day of the Fantasy League’s winter meetings, few in attendance could have anticipated the drama set to unfold just hours before the midnight trade deadline. Shortly after the commissioner’s address at the closing … [Continue reading]

Justice Abrahamson’s Prominence: Part 3

A recent post (inspired by Richard Posner’s Cardozo: A Study in Reputation) offered a means of assessing the influence of Justice Shirley Abrahamson during her unprecedented tenure on the bench.  This technique compared the number of times that … [Continue reading]