Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1960-61

These tables are derived from information contained in 235 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis-Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1960, and August 31, 1961.  The total of 235 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).

The list of cases returned by Nexis-Uni included two entries for Kraus v. Mueller (12 Wis. 2d 430)—the first decision filed on February 7, 1961, and the second on March 4, 1961 (which vacated the earlier mandate and remanded the case with new instructions).  I included only the March 4 decision in the following tables.

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

About Alan Ball

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

alan.ball@marquette.edu

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