This time, we’re concluding our examination of the reversal rates of the Courts of Appeal in civil cases during the 1990s.  Overall, reversal rates were 100% with respect to property law, contract law and arbitration.  Government and administrative law and domestic relations decisions were reversed 83.33% of the time.  The reversal rate for insurance was 81.82%.  Three-quarters of workers compensation cases were reversed.  Two-thirds of election law cases were reversed.  The reversal rate for tort cases was 61.8%.  For constitutional law, the reversal rate was 60%.  Half of employment and tax law decisions were reversed.  The reversal rate for civil procedure was 43.33%.  No decisions were reversed in wills and estates, environmental law or commercial law.

Reviewing the district-by-district rates looking for outliers – half the decisions from the Third District in tort law were reversed.  One-quarter of tort decisions from Division One of the Fourth District were, and one third of decisions from Division Two of the Fourth were.  Only 28.6% of government and administrative law decisions from Division One of the Fourth District were reversed.  The reversal rate from the Fifth District was zero.  The reversal rate from the Fifth District in domestic relations was only two-thirds.  The reversal rate in Division Two of the Fourth District was 100%, while the rate in the Fifth District was zero.  The reversal rate in the Fifth District for workers compensation cases was zero, while the rate in Division One of the Fourth and the Sixth District was 100%.

Join us back here next time as we continue our review of the data.

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This time, we’re reviewing reversal rates during the 1990s for the seven then-active divisions of the Second District (Division Eight wasn’t created until later).

Overall, 100% of decisions were reversed in environmental law, contract law and secured transactions.  The reversal rate in government and administrative law was 90.91%.  Tort law saw an overall reversal rate of 72.5%.  Two-thirds of domestic relations cases were reversed for the decade.  The reversal rate for property law and workers compensation was 57.14%.  The reversal rate for constitutional law was 52.94%.  Four subjects had 50% reversal rates – civil procedure, insurance law, arbitration and tax.  Forty percent of employment law decisions were reversed.  No decisions were reversed in wills and estates law or commercial law.

Reviewing division-by-division for outliers, reversal rates in tort and government/administrative law were fairly consistent across the board (Division One had nine government cases reviewed during the decade – all nine decisions were reversed).  All Divisions were around the average for civil procedure and constitutional law.  In workers compensation, reversal was 100% from Divisions One and Three, one-third in Division Six and zero in Division Two.

Next up, we’ll review the data for the 1990s for the remaining districts.

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Today we’re beginning a new series of posts.  We’re returning to the subject of reversal rates but looking at the data from a slightly different point of view.  This time, we’re considering reversal rates by the area of law addressed in a case.  First up, reversal rates for the First District Court of Appeal for the years 1990 through 1999.

All decisions the Supreme Court reviewed were reversed in property law, contract law and arbitration.  Reversal was 83.33% in insurance law and 80% for environmental and tax law.  The reversal rate for employment law and secured transactions was 75%.  The reversal rate for tort cases was 66.67% and it was 62.5% in civil procedure.  The reversal rate for domestic relations was 57.1%.  Government and administrative law’s reversal rate was 55.56%.  Exactly half of the wills and estates cases from the First District were reversed.  The only reversal rates under half were constitutional law – 35.7% – and commercial law with 0%.

Reviewing the court-by-court numbers for outliers, we see that in tort law, Division Two of the First had a decade-long reversal rate of only a third, while Divisions One and Four were at 100%.  Division Four was also at 100% for government and administrative law, while Divisions One and Two were at 25%.  Divisions Two and Five had 100% reversal rates in civil procedure cases, while Divisions Three and Four were at zero.  For constitutional law cases, Division Four was at 100% reversal; Division One was 66.67%, but Divisions Three and Five were at zero.

Join us back here next time as we review the 1990s data for the Second District.

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Justice Jenkins has cast sixteen votes to affirm in criminal cases – fourteen in 2021 and two in 2022.  He has cast two split votes.  He has cast thirteen votes to reverse – eleven in 2021 and two so far this year.

So far, Justice Jenkins has voted with the majority in all thirty-one criminal cases he has participated in.

Join us back here later this week as we continue our review.

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Justice Jenkins has cast twenty-two votes so far in civil cases – eleven to affirm and eleven to reverse.  In 2021, he cast seven votes to affirm and ten to reverse.  He has cast four votes to affirm and one to reverse in 2022 to date.

So far, Justice Jenkins has voted with the majority in 100% of the civil cases he has participated in – all nineteen in 2021 and the first six cases in 2022.

Join us back here next time as we continue our review.

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Justice Jenkins has participated in thirty-one criminal cases – 27 in 2021 and four so far in 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justice Jenkins has written only one majority opinion in a criminal case – a majority opinion filed in 2021.

Join us back here next time as we continue our review.

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Today, we begin our final six-part post reviewing the tenure of the Justices of the Supreme Court with the tenure of Justice Martin Jenkins.

Justice Jenkins has participated in twenty-five civil cases – nineteen in 2021 and six so far in 2022.

Justice Jenkins has written three opinions in civil cases – one majority opinion and two concurrences (one in 2021 and one this year).

Join us back here next time as we continue our review.

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In this post, we’re wrapping up our review of Justice Joshua Groban’s tenure to date on the Supreme Court.  Justice Groban has written five majority opinions in civil cases.  In 2020, he wrote one on commercial law and two in civil procedure.  In 2021, he wrote two tort decisions.

Justice Groban has written only one dissent in a civil case – a workers compensation case in 2020.

Justice Groban has written ten majority opinions in criminal cases.  In 2020, he wrote two majorities in criminal procedure, two in death penalty cases and one in a habeas corpus case.  In 2021, he wrote one majority opinion each in criminal procedure, death penalty, drug offenses, constitutional law and juvenile justice.

Join us back here in a few days as we continue our ongoing analysis of the Supreme Court’s work.

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Justice Groban has written five majority opinions in civil cases since joining the Court – three in 2020 and two in 2021.  One of these cases involved commercial law, two were civil procedure and two were In tort law.

Justice Groban has written only one dissent in a civil case – a case involving workers compensation law.

Join us back here next time as we wrap up our review of Justice Groban’s tenure.

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Since joining the Court, Justice Joshua Groban has voted with the majority in 97.33% of all civil cases – 73 out of 75 cases.  He was with the majority in 96.3% of cases in 2019 and 2020, and in all 21 civil cases in 2021.

He has voted with the majority in 97.3% of all criminal cases as well – 94.29% in 2019, 100% in 2020 and 97.06% in 2021.

Join us back here next time as we conclude our review of Justice Groban’s tenure.

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