Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1930-31

These tables are derived from information contained in 361 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1930, and August 31, 1931.  The total of 361 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 1930-31.  Such cases will be included in the tables for 1929-30.

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.  For instance: (1) Medley v. Trenton Inv. Co. (236 N.W. 713) and North v. Trenton Inv. Co. (236 N.W. 717); (2) Raabe v. Brzoskowski (236 N.W. 133) and Raabe v. Brzoskowski (236 N.W. 134); (3) Zartner v. Holzhauer (234 N.W. 508) and Zartner v. Holzhauer (234 N.W. 512); (4) Vill. of Schofield v. Indus. Comm’n (235 N.W. 396) and City of Wausau v. Industrial Comm’n (235 N.W. 398); (5) Kruse v. Weigand (235 N.W. 426), Smith v. Weigand (235 N.W. 431), and Woodward v. Weigand (235 N.W. 432); (6) In re Christoph (237 N.W. 134), In re Breckenridge (237 N.W. 139), In re Coogan (237 N.W. 139), and In re Lunde (237 N.W. 138).

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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