Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1950-51

These tables are derived from information contained in 198 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1950, and August 31, 1951.  The total of 198 decisions does not include various orders pertaining to disciplinary matters involving lawyers, nor to petitions, motions, applications, and the like (generally disposed of without oral argument and in short per curiam decisions). 

Also excluded is Lake Geneva v. Walworth County, which yielded a 3-3 split. 

After deciding In re Robbins’ Estate, the justices granted a motion for rehearing and revoked their previous mandate.  I have counted this case only once, though one could argue that it should be counted twice. 

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

SCOWstats offers numerical analysis of the voting by Wisconsin Supreme Court justices on diverse issues over the past 73 years.

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