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Where Do the California Supreme Court’s Civil Cases Originate (Part 8)?

Today, we conclude our series on the originating jurisdictions, year-by-year, of the Court’s civil docket. In 2014, as usual, Los Angeles led, originating ten of the Court’s civil cases.  Two cases between in Alameda County and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  One case apiece started in Riverside, Ventura, Tuolumne, … Continue Reading

Where Do the California Supreme Court’s Civil Cases Originate (Part 7)?

This week, we conclude our series of posts on the originating jurisdictions, year-by-year, of the California Supreme Court’s civil docket – not the first trial court, but the council, agency or department where the case began.  Today, we look at the years 2011 through 2013. As usual, in 2011, the Los Angeles County Superior Court … Continue Reading

Where Do the California Supreme Court’s Civil Cases Originate (Part 6)?

Today, we continue our ongoing series of posts about the originating jurisdictions of the California Supreme Court’s civil docket with the years 2009 and 2010. The data for 2009 is reported in Table 242 below.  That year, Los Angeles County originated twelve cases.  San Diego originated five.  Orange County produced four, San Francisco County three, … Continue Reading

Where Do the California Supreme Court’s Civil Cases Originate (Part 5)?

For the past two weeks, we’ve been reviewing the originating jurisdictions – not the first trial court, but the first authority, whether agency, council or board – for the California Supreme Court’s civil docket between 1994 and 2016.  Today, we’ve reached 2006. Table 239 reports the data for 2006.  The Los Angeles Superior Court originated … Continue Reading

Where Do the California Supreme Court’s Civil Cases Originate (Part 4)?

Yesterday, we continued our review of the originating jurisdiction for the California Supreme Court’s civil docket – the original agency, department, council or court.  Today, we continue our review. In 2003, thirteen cases originated in Los Angeles County.  Five began in San Francisco, three each in Santa Clara, Sacramento and San Bernardino county, and two … Continue Reading

Where Do the California Supreme Court’s Civil Cases Originate (Part 3)?

Last week, we reviewed the data on the originating jurisdictions of the California Supreme Court’s civil cases between 1995 and 1999.  This week, we review the data from 2000 through 2005. The Los Angeles Superior Court originated eighteen cases in 2000.  The court heard six cases which arose from San Francisco, three from Santa Clara … Continue Reading

Where Do the Supreme Court’s Civil Cases Originate (Part 2)?

Yesterday, we began our year-by-year review of where the Court’s civil cases have originated since 1994.  By doing so, we can see trends in the administrative and executive agencies where the Court’s cases come from.  Last time, we reviewed the data for 1994, 1995 and 1996.  Today, we’re looking at the years 1997-1999. For 1997, … Continue Reading

Where Do the Supreme Court’s Civil Cases Originate (Part 1)?

In our recent expansion of Sedgwick’s California Supreme Court database, one of the variables we added was the originating jurisdiction.  Given that the Court always has a significant number of administrative mandate cases, originating jurisdiction is a more precise measure of where the Court’s cases are coming from than solely tracking the original trial court. … Continue Reading

The Geographic Sources of the California Supreme Court’s Docket – Overall Conclusions

Today, we conclude our analysis of the originating jurisdictions for the California Supreme Court’s civil, criminal and death penalty dockets between 2000 and 2015. We began our analysis by reviewing the top ten counties in California in terms of population. How closely do those counties’ share of the population match their shares of each docket? … Continue Reading

The Geographic Sources of the California Supreme Court’s Death Penalty Docket, 2010-2015

For the past several weeks, we’ve been taking a close look at the originating jurisdictions for the California Supreme Court’s civil, criminal and death penalty dockets between 2000 and 2015.  Today, we take the final step in that analysis, looking at the death penalty docket since 2010. We’ve shown in previous posts that the death … Continue Reading

The Geographical Sources of the California Supreme Court’s Criminal Docket, 2010-2015

For the past several weeks, we’ve been reviewing the originating jurisdictions – in nearly all cases, the county Superior Court – which have accounted for the California Supreme Court’s civil, criminal and death penalty dockets. Yesterday, we reviewed the civil docket between 2010 and 2015.  Today, we turn to the criminal docket for the same … Continue Reading

The Geographical Sources of the California Supreme Court’s Civil Docket, 2010-2015

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been reviewing the originating jurisdiction for the California Supreme Court’s civil, criminal and death penalty dockets since 2000.  Today, we begin the final phase of our review: the years 2010-2015, beginning with the civil docket. We began this process by reviewing the 2010 county population data for California.  That … Continue Reading

The Geographical Sources of the California Supreme Court’s Death Penalty Docket, 2005-2009

In the past two weeks, we’ve reviewed the geographical sources of the California Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets between 2005 and 2009.  Today, we address the automatic appeal death penalty docket. Los Angeles county accounted for more than half of the automatic appeal death penalty docket in 2005 – 13 of 25 cases.  In … Continue Reading

The Geographical Sources of the California Supreme Court’s Criminal Docket, 2005-2009

Last week, we concluded our look at the geographical sources of the California Supreme Court’s docket between 2000 and 2004 and addressed the civil docket between 2005 and 2009.  This week, we address the criminal and death penalty dockets during the years 2005 through 2009. Los Angeles once again dominated the criminal docket, producing 24 … Continue Reading

The Geographical Sources of the California Supreme Court’s Death Penalty Docket, 2000-2004

Last week, we began our review of the originating jurisdiction for the California Supreme Court’s docket since 2000 with a look at the civil and criminal dockets between 2000 and 2004.  We discovered that while Los Angeles County, the largest county in the state in terms of population, dominates both the criminal and civil docket, … Continue Reading

The Geographical Sources of the California Supreme Court’s Criminal Docket, 2000-2004

Yesterday, we began our consideration of a new issue, reviewing the originating jurisdictions for the Court’s civil docket between 2000 and 2004. We showed that with the exception of Los Angeles leading the way, there seemed to be relatively little relationship between the Court’s docket and population. Today, we consider the Court’s criminal, quasi-criminal, juvenile … Continue Reading

The Geographical Sources of the California Supreme Court’s Civil Docket, 2000-2004

Last week, we concluded our review of the jurisdictional sources of the California Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets. Today, we turn to a new question: where do the Court’s dockets come from geographically? As we discussed a few weeks ago, one of the variables tracked in our databases is the originating jurisdiction for every … Continue Reading
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