Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1932-33

These tables are derived from information contained in 386 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1932, and August 31, 1933.  The total of 386 decisions does not include various orders pertaining to petitions, motions, and disciplinary matters involving lawyers and judges.

Cases are omitted if they were decided during the previous term but appeared in the search results because motions for reconsideration were not rejected until 1932-33.  Such cases will be included in the tables for 1931-32.

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) Schlitz Realty Corporation v. City of Milwaukee (247 N.W. 459), Alaska Land Co. v. Milwaukee (247 N.W. 462), Continental Realty Co. v. Milwaukee (247 N.W. 463), Glenogle Co. v. Milwaukee (247 N.W. 465), Majestic Realty Corp. v. Milwaukee (247 N.W. 464), New Jersey Theatre Co. v. Milwaukee (247 N.W. 464), Uihlein v. Milwaukee (211 Wis. 72), Uihlein v. Milwaukee (211 Wis. 74), and Werdehoff Realty Co. v. Milwaukee (247 N.W. 464); (2) Ruth L. Suschnick v. Underwriters Casualty Co. et al. (248 N.W. 477), Cater v. Underwriters Casualty Co. (248 N.W. 481), and Hoenisch v. Underwriters Casualty Co. (248 N.W. 481); (3) Leonard v. Bottomley (245 N.W. 849), Leonard v. Bottomley (245 N.W. 852), and Leonard v. Bottomley (245 N.W. 853); (4) Kurzon v. Espenhains Dry Goods Co. (N.W. 149) and Espenhains Dry Goods Co. v. Kurzon (248 N.W. 153); (5) Fitzgerald v. Fitzgerald (246 N.W. 680) and Fitzgerald v. Fitzgerald (246 N.W. 683); (6) Neuser v. Thelen (244 N.W. 801) and Neuser v. Thelen (244 N.W. 804); (7) Zilles v. Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co. (246 N.W. 693) and Pleva v. Milwaukee E. R. & L. Co. (246 N.W. 694); (8) Rock v. Sarazen (244 N.W. 577) and Rock v. Sarazen (244 N.W. 578); (9) Thom v. Sensenbrenner (247 N.W. 870) and Roemer v. Sensenbrenner (247 N.W. 872); (10) State ex rel. National Cheese Producers’ Federation v. Foley (245 N.W. 107), State ex rel. National Cheese Producers’ Federation v. Foley (209 Wis. 474), and State ex rel. National Cheese Producers’ Federation v. Foley (209 Wis. 475); (11) State ex rel. Milwaukee Sewerage Commission v. Board of Supervisors of Milwaukee County (248 N.W. 454) and State ex rel. Perry v. Board of Supervisors (248 N.W. 457).

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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