SCOWstats has conducted a Politfact-style check on the concerns Justice Abrahamson raised in the order granting review of State v. Salinas. Her claims: (1) the number of cases on SCOW’s docket has dropped significantly; and (2) the number of per curiam court of appeals opinions on SCOW’s docket has jumped significantly. Click here to gauge what her score would be on a “Truth-O-Meter”!
Why is the happening? And more importantly, what does this mean for the State of Wisconsin, which depends on the supreme court to fulfill its “law development” function?