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Are Justice Abrahamson’s concerns about SCOW’s docket warranted?

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?

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