Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1946-47

These tables are derived from information contained in 190 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1946, and August 31, 1947.  The total of 190 decisions does not include various orders pertaining to petitions, motions, applications, and disciplinary matters involving lawyers and judges.  Among the items excluded is In re Integration of Bar, where the court issued a per curiam ruling dismissing a petition from the president of the Wisconsin State Bar. 

In State v. Jewell the court found its original mandate (April 8, 1947) to be erroneous and issued a new decision (July 1, 1947).  Both decisions are counted here. 

When two cases were, in effect, consolidated—one was simply said to be ruled by the decision in the other—the cases are counted as only one: Senft v. Ed. Schuster & Co. (250 Wis. 406 and 250 Wis. 412). 

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

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