Law Firm Fantasy League

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

Women on State Supreme Courts: 2015 and 2022

As March is Women’s History Month, it seems an appropriate time to explore certain topics regarding female justices on America’s state supreme courts.  We’ll begin with information from the National Center for State Courts, which describes the … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

This week’s sole decision (State v. Daniel J. Van Linn) provided five points to the Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office for a brief and oral argument.  This moved the Gavels one point ahead of the Writs into third place. Click here for … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

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

Law Firm Fantasy League

From this week’s sole decision (Cree, Inc. v. LIRC), the Waivers picked up 10 points from Quarles & Brady’s brief, oral argument, and favorable outcome, while the Writs gained a point from Legal Action of Wisconsin’s amicus brief.  As a result, … [Continue reading]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1950-51

These tables are derived from information contained in 198 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions that were turned up in a Nexis Uni search for decisions filed between September 1, 1950, and August 31, 1951.  The total of 198 decisions does not include … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

This week’s decisions furnished an unusually large number of points, primarily because so many firms participated in Billie Johnson v. Wisconsin Elections Commission.  When the dust settled, the Waivers and the Writs remained in their positions at … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

The sole decision filed this week brought no points to any of the league's teams--hence, no change in the standings. … [Continue reading]

Original Actions and Judicial Activism: An Update for 2020-21

A post at the end of the 2019-20 term noted the soaring number of original-action petitions accepted by the court and suggested that this could be regarded as a measure of judicial activism.  Today we’ll revisit the topic to see how data for 2020-21 … [Continue reading]

Law Firm Fantasy League

Every team except the Affirmed gained points from this week’s pair of decisions, with the Waivers leading the way.  Going into the week only one point ahead of the Writs at the top of the standings, they stretched their lead with 10 points from … [Continue reading]