Law Firm Fantasy League

This week’s decisions moved the Affirmed into sole possession of second place, thanks to eight points from Axley Brynelson for a brief and favorable outcome in St. Augustine School v. Carolyn Stanford Taylor.  However, the Writs nearly kept pace, … [Continue reading]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1957-58

These tables are derived from information contained in 258 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1957, and August 31, 1958.  The total of 258 decisions does not include … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

This week's pair of decisions brought no points to fantasy league teams--hence, no change in the standings. … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

The Writs emerged as the big winners from this week’s round of competition—thanks primarily to 15 points from Hurley Burish (for a brief and oral argument in State v. Jordan Alexander Lickes and a brief, oral argument, and favorable outcome in State … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

All five teams gained points from this week’s torrent of decisions, with the Writs and the Waivers leading the way.  The Writs collected ten points from the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty for a brief, oral argument, and favorable outcome … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

All three decisions filed this week delivered points to league members, with the Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office emerging as the big winners.  They collected 15 points—10 for a brief, oral argument, and favorable outcome in State v. … [Continue reading]

A New Minister of Dissents?

For decades, Justice Shirley Abrahamson’s dissenting opinions figured prominently in commentary on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and, more recently, references to her frequent dissents have dotted assessments of her judicial career.  Not only were her … [Continue reading]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1958-59

These tables are derived from information contained in 251 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1958, and August 31, 1959.  The total of 251 decisions does not include … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

No decisions were filed this week--hence, no change in the standings. … [Continue reading]

How Many Decisions Can We Expect in 2020-21?

Around this time in recent years, SCOWstats has ventured an estimate of the number of decisions that the justices would file once a term had run its course at the end of July.  Looming over the preparation of this year’s estimate is the question of … [Continue reading]