Fantasy League Update

This week’s lone decision brought a point to the Waivers (via an amicus brief by von Briesen & Roper in Town of Rib Mountain v. Marathon County), leaving them only seven points back of the league-leading Gavels. Click here for the complete, … [Continue reading]

Law Firms and the Justices, 2008-09 through 2017-18

Ever wonder about the success rates of law firms at the Wisconsin Supreme Court—and how the firms fared with individual justices? In previous posts we have often dwelled on the activities of the Department of Justice and the State Public Defender’s … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

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

Fantasy League Update

This week’s filings yielded a flurry of points, with all five teams making gains. Here are the scoring details (team affiliations in parentheses). In Ann Cattau v. National Insurance Services of Wisconsin, Inc. (a 3-3 per curiam … [Continue reading]

Crowd-Source Reminder

This is a monthly reminder 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 supreme court filed only one decision this week (Maple Grove Country Club Inc. v. Maple Grove Estates Sanitary District), but it produced a significant change in the league standings. On the strength of 10 points from Boardman & Clark (for a … [Continue reading]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Text Mining: Dissents

A recent post on “text mining” at the Wisconsin Supreme Court examined majority opinions by running them through Linguistic Inquiry Word Count software (LIWC).[1] Today, we’ll apply LIWC to dissents from the same period (2015-16 through 2017-18) and … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

Two of the decisions filed this week contributed points to Fantasy League participants. Amicus briefs by Legal Action of Wisconsin (in Security Finance v. Brian Kirsch) and the Frank J. Remington Center (in State v. Garcia) each delivered a point to … [Continue reading]

Fantasy League Update

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

Text Mining at the Wisconsin Supreme Court: Majority Opinions

Specialized computer programs can inspect large document collections for information that researchers would have difficulty detecting unaided. One such tool is Linguistic Inquiry Word Count software (LIWC), devised to study “the various emotional, … [Continue reading]