Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 2013-2014

These tables are derived from information contained in 61 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions filed between September 1, 2013, and August 31, 2014.  The total of 61 decisions does not include the following items contained in the Supreme Court’s listing of opinions and dispositional orders for this period: (1) decisions arising from disciplinary proceedings against lawyers; (2) orders pertaining to editorial revisions of previous decisions, motions for reconsideration, and rulings by the Board of Bar Examiners; and (3) a decision that review of a ruling by the court of appeals had been improvidently granted.

In addition to the 61 decisions noted above, a deadlocked (3-3) per curiam decision was filed: State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. Hague Quality Water, International.  This is included only in the “Number of Oral Arguments Presented” table.  All of 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

About Alan Ball

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


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