Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1959-60

These tables are derived from information contained in 250 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis-Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1959, and August 31, 1960.  The total of 250 decisions does not include rulings arising from (1) disciplinary matters involving lawyers, and (2) various petitions, motions, applications and the like (generally disposed of without oral argument and in short per curiam decisions).  Also omitted are two deadlocked (3-3) per curiam decisions (Mahringer v. Knoeller and Barker v. Retail Credit Co.).

The tables are available as a complete set and by individual topic in the subsets listed below.

Four-to-Three Decisions
Decisions Arranged by Vote Split
Frequency of Justices in the Majority
Distribution of Opinion Authorship
Frequency of Agreement Between Pairs of Justices
Average Time Between Oral Argument and Opinions Authored by Each Justice

Law Firm Fantasy League

No decisions were filed this week–hence, no change in the standings.

Law Firm Fantasy League

This week’s decision in Country Visions Cooperative v. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company rewarded the Waivers with five points for a brief and oral argument by Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren.  Reinhart's performance propelled the Waivers all the way from … [Continue reading]

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This week's lone decision did not provide any points for fantasy-league teams--hence, no change in the standings. … [Continue reading]

“You’ve gotta win Hagedorn”

So remarked an eminent appellate attorney recently, and such has indeed been the case to date in the most contentious supreme court decisions of the 2020-21 term.  This is glaringly obvious in Table 1, which shows how regularly each justice has voted … [Continue reading]

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This week’s sole decision bestowed points on three teams.  The Writs—with five points from the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty’s brief and oral argument in Timothy Zignego v. Wisconsin Elections Commission—still find themselves in last place, … [Continue reading]

Oral Advocates at the Wisconsin Supreme Court: An Update for 2018-19 and 2019-20

A post toward the end of 2018 studied the attorneys who had delivered oral arguments at the supreme court over the past ten terms (2008-09 through 2017-18).  Today, we’ll update these findings with a supplement devoted to the 2018-19 and 2019-20 … [Continue reading]

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Three teams gained points from this week’s decisions, with the Waivers making the biggest move, thanks to five points from von Briesen & Roper for a brief and oral argument in Christus Lutheran Church of Appleton v. Wisconsin Department of … [Continue reading]

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No decisions were filed this week--hence no change in the standings. … [Continue reading]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1960-61

These tables are derived from information contained in 235 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis-Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1960, and August 31, 1961.  The total of 235 decisions does not include … [Continue reading]