Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1988-1989

These tables are derived from information contained in 83 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Lexis search for decisions filed between September 1, 1988, and August 31, 1989.  The total of 83 decisions does not include rulings arising from (1) disciplinary proceedings against lawyers and judges, and (2) various motions and petitions.[1]

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


[1] The total of 83 decisions does include State v. Thomas (reconsideration denied) and Ziegler v. Rexnord (on motion for reconsideration, cause remanded for further proceedings), which involved briefs and oral argument, and which resulted in full-length decisions.

About Alan Ball

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


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