Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1935-36

These tables are derived from information contained in 356 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1935, and August 31, 1936.  The total of 356 decisions does not include various orders pertaining to petitions, motions, and the like. 

When two or more 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) Cherney v. Simonis (220 Wis. 339) and Cherney v. Simonis (220 Wis. 346); (2) Hanley v. Milwaukee E. R. & L. Co. (220 Wis. 281) and Hanley v. Milwaukee E. R. & L. Co. (220 Wis. 288); (3) Schaefer & Co. v. Industrial Comm’n (220 Wis. 289) and Schaefer & Co. v. Industrial Comm’n (220 Wis. 384); (4) State v. Kitzerow (221 Wis. 436), State v. Kitzerow (221 Wis. 443), State v. Fons (221 Wis. 439), State v. Warnimont (221 Wis. 442), State v. Wilkinson (221 Wis. 440), and State v. Johnson (221 Wis. 441); (5) O’Connell v. New York Life Ins. Co. and Hruzek v. Old Line Life Ins. Co.; (6) Motor Castings Co. v. Industrial Comm. (219 Wis. 204) and Sivyer Steel Casting Co. v. Industrial Comm. (220 Wis. 252).

This appears to have been done as well with Hautenen (Syma) v. Dewey; Hautenen (Larry) v. Dewey; and Hautenen (Henry) v. Dewey—judgment affirmed in all three, without any explanation, in unanimous per curiam decisions.

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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