Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 2004-2005

These tables are derived from information contained in 96 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions filed between September 1, 2004, and August 31, 2005.  The total of 96 decisions does not include the following items in the Supreme Court’s listing of opinions and dispositional orders for this period: (1) decisions arising from lawyer-regulation matters; (2) rulings on motions for reconsideration and clarification; (3) orders requesting additional briefs; (4) review of a decision from the Board of Bar Examiners; and (5) two 3-3 decisions—Johnson v. Rogers Memorial Hospital., Inc. and Wisconsin Bell, Inc. v. PSC of Wisconsin (per curiam).  The decisions may be found on the Wisconsin Court System website.  http://wicourts.gov/ 

The tables are available as a complete set and by individual topic according to 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
Number of Oral Arguments Presented by Individual Firms and Agencies


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Alan Ball is a Professor of History at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.


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