Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1961-62

These tables are derived from information contained in 238 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1961, and August 31, 1962.  The total of 238 decisions does not include rulings arising from various petitions, motions, applications and the like (generally disposed of without oral argument and in short per curiam decisions).[1]

The tables are available as a complete set and by individual topic in the subsets listed below.  Justice Gordon replaced Justice Martin in January of 1962, and Justice Wilkie replaced Justice Broadfoot in May—which is why nine justices appear in the following tables.

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

[1] Among the omitted items is In re Estate of Todd, a brief deadlocked per curiam decision.

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

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