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How often does the Supreme Court of Wisconsin reverse lower court rulings favoring criminal defendants?

You don’t have to guess.  Answers to these and other intriguing statistical questions about the Supreme Court of Wisconsin may be found in the latest edition of SCOWstats. For the 15-year period covering 1998-2013, SCOW  reversed 77% of pro-defendant lower court rulings and just 24% of pro-State rulings.  Of course, the composition of the court changes over time, so it’s worth taking a look at the term-by-term break down. And what about individual justices? Their personal rates of voting to reverse pro-defendant versus pro-State rulings may surprise you.  Visit SCOWstats.

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