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This week’s lone decision did not provide any points for fantasy-league teams–hence, no change in the standings.

“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 with the majority in the seven 4-3 decisions filed as of April 13, 2021.  Justice Hagedorn’s vote has been essential in every one of these decisions—and in this regard no other justice is close.[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]

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The Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office showed no signs of relenting in the early spring offensive that they launched last week.  On Thursday they added 10 points to their league-leading total by means of a brief, oral argument, and … [Continue reading]

The Solicitor General’s Ghost

The creation in 2015 of Wisconsin’s Office of the Solicitor General drew vigorous reaction across the political spectrum, for much of the new office’s caseload consisted of challenges to policies of the Obama administration.  Established by the … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

This past week the Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office added 16 points to their league-leading total (with a brief, oral argument and a 3-3 decision in Portage County v. E. R. R. and a brief, oral argument, and favorable decision in State v. … [Continue reading]