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How Often Does the California Supreme Court Review Unpublished Criminal Decisions?

Yesterday, we began our analysis of a new question: how much of the California Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets arises from unpublished Court of Appeal decisions?  Today, we turn our attention to the Court’s criminal docket (omitting the automatic death penalty appeals). Unpublished decisions are significantly more common on the criminal docket than they … Continue Reading

How Much Does a Dissent at the Court of Appeal Matter for Getting Supreme Court Review in a Criminal Case?

Yesterday, we analyzed whether there is a consistent, predictable relationship between dissent at the Court of Appeal and the result in civil cases at the California Supreme Court. Today, we turn our attention to the criminal docket. The data is reported in Table 85 below. Interestingly, although the notion that a dissent at the Court … Continue Reading

How Much Does a Dissent at the Court of Appeal Matter for Getting Supreme Court Review in a Civil Case?

This week, we’re looking at a new topic in our continuing analysis of the California Supreme Court’s decision making since 2000: how high a fraction of the Court’s civil docket involved a dissent at the Court of Appeal, and what predictive value does a dissent at the Court of Appeal have for the result at … Continue Reading
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