Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1943-44

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, 1943, and August 31, 1944.  The total of 198 decisions does not include various orders pertaining to petitions, motions, and the like.  Also excluded are attorney disciplinary rulings.   

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: (1) Rahr v. Smith (243 Wis. 497) and Rahr v. Smith (243 Wis. 502); State v. Potokar and State v. Reidel; and (3) International Union, etc. v. Wisconsin Employment Relations Board and International Union, United Auto. etc., Workers v. Wisconsin Employment Relations Board

In re Razall’s Will resulted in the 3-3 split and is not included.

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

About Alan Ball

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


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