Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1991-1992

These tables are derived from information contained in 70 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions filed between September 1, 1991, and August 31, 1992.  The total of 70 decisions does not include rulings arising from such undertakings as (1) disciplinary proceedings against lawyers; (2) bar admission issues; and (3) various motions and petitions.

In School District of Shorewood v. Wausau Insurance Companies, the court withdrew the decision that it had filed on May 20, 1992, and replaced it with a decision filed on August 27, 1992.  The August 27 decision is included in the total of 70 decisions noted above, while the May 20 decision is not.  However, information from the May 20 decision does appear in the “Number of Oral Arguments Presented” table.

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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