Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1931-32

These tables are derived from information contained in 370 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1931, and August 31, 1932.  The total of 370 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 1931-32.  Such cases will be included in the tables for 1930-31.

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) Elbinger v. Capitol & Teutonia Co. (242 N.W. 568) and Baer v. Capitol & Teutonia Co. (242 N.W. 569); (2) Miswald v. State (239 N.W. 418), Braun v. State (239 N.W. 419), and Kanitz v. State (239 N.W. 420); (3) Bunce v. Grant & Sixth (238 N.W. 867) and Bunce v. Grant & Sixth (238 N.W. 869); (4) Davis Mill & Electric Co. v. Gale (242 N.W. 162) and Davis v. Gale (242 N.W. 163); (5) Duenkel v. State (242 N.W. 179) and Duenkel v. State (242 N.W. 182); (6) Whitbeck v. Wisconsin Tax Comm. (239 N.W. 655), Elwell v. Wisconsin Tax Comm. (239 N.W. 657), Hart v. Wisconsin Tax Comm. (239 N.W. 657), and Ross v. Wisconsin Tax Comm. (239 N.W. 657); (7) Ford Hydro-Electric Co. v. Aurora (240 N.W. 418) and Ford Hydro-Electric Co. v. Town of Florence (240 N.W. 422); (8) Pobreslo v. Joseph M. Boyd Co. (242 N.W. 725), Hess v. Joseph M. Boyd Co. (242 N.W. 731), and Klein v. Joseph M. Boyd Co. (242 N.W. 731); (9) Carroll v. Minneapolis Drive Yourself System (239 N.W. 501) and Koch v. Minneapolis Drive Yourself System (239 N.W. 503); (10) Neitzke v. Kraft (242 N.W. 163) and Kraft v. Industrial Com. (242 N.W. 165); (11) Moen v. Madison R. Co. (243 N.W. 503) and Moen v. Madison R. Co. (243 N.W. 505); (12) McGuire v. Hudson (242 N.W. 555) and O’Neil v. Hudson (242 N.W. 558); (13) Paine v. Chicago & N. W. R. Co. (243 N.W. 205) and Paine v. Chicago & N. W. R. Co. (243 N.W. 207); (14) In re Christoph (237 N.W. 134) [filed in 1930-31] and Reudebusch v. Beaver Dam (238 N.W. 288); (15) Board of Education v. Racine (238 N.W. 413) and State ex rel. Board of Education v. Eisenhut (238 N.W. 414); (16) State ex rel. Schwenker v. District Court of Milwaukee County (240 N.W. 406) and State ex rel. Schwenker v. District Court of Milwaukee County (240 N.W. 410); (17) Vaningan v. Mueller (243 N.W. 419) and Vaningan v. Mueller (243 N.W. 424); (18)  Milwaukee Electric R. & L. Co. v. Wisconsin Tax Com. (242 N.W. 312) and Wisconsin Gas & Electric Co. v. Wisconsin Tax Com. (242 N.W. 321); (19) Wisconsin Granite Co. v. Industrial Com. of Wisconsin (242 N.W. 191) and Wisconsin Granite Co. v. Industrial Com. (242 N.W. 195).      

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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