Fantasy League Update

After a month-long stretch in which the court issued no decisions involving league participants, a pair of decisions filed on June 8 moved both the Gavels and the Writs up a notch in the standings.  With 5 points for a brief and oral argument in Waukesha County v. J.W.J., the Gavels of the Public Defender’s Office edged back into first place, just ahead of the Affirmed.  Meanwhile, Legal Action of Wisconsin picked up 10 points for the Writs on the strength of a brief, oral argument, and favorable outcome in Dennis A. Teague v. Brad D. Schimel.  With this performance, the Writs climbed into third place, overtaking the Citations. 

It should be noted that the fractured nature of the Teague decision might suggest that the Writs should receive 5 points for the brief and oral argument, but not an additional 5 for a “favorable outcome.”  However, after a vigorous discussion of the Teague mandate, the league’s Executive Committee decided to award the full 10 points to the Writs.

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

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