Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1982-1983

These tables are derived from information contained in 133 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Lexis search for decisions filed between September 1, 1982, and August 31, 1983.  The total of 133 decisions does not include rulings arising from (1) disciplinary proceedings against lawyers, and (2) various motions and petitions.  Nor does the total include State ex rel. James Sykes v. Circuit Court for Milwaukee County, in which review was dismissed on grounds of mootness.

Also excluded are (1) In the Matter of Implementation of Felony Sentencing Guidelines, and (2) Report of Committee to Review the State Bar.  These were actions without case numbers, briefing, or oral argument and that resulted in per curiam decisions.

The tables are available as a complete set and by individual topic in 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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