How Did Defendants Fare at the Supreme Court in Criminal Procedure Cases Between 2010 and 2019?

Between 2010 and 2019, the Court decided 72 criminal procedure cases.  The Court voted for defendants in 25 cases and for the prosecution 47 times.  Between 2010 and 2014, defendants won 12 cases and lost 31.  Between 2015 and 2019, defendants won 13 cases and lost 16.

Between 2010 and 2019, the Court decided 27 criminal procedure cases won by the defendants at the Court of Appeal, affirming those defense wins six times and reversing in 20 cases.  Between 2010 and 2014, defendants successfully attacked six of 19 decisions.  Between 2015 and 2019, they lost all seven cases.

Between 2010 and 2019, the defendants lost 45 criminal procedure decisions.  The Court reversed 19 of those decisions and affirmed 26 times.  From 2010 to 2014, the Court reversed in only six of 23 decisions.  From 2015 to 2019, the Court reversed 13 times and affirmed in nine cases.

Join us back here next week as we continue our review of the Court’s criminal procedure cases.

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How Did Defendants Fare in Criminal Procedure Cases at the Supreme Court Between 2000 and 2009?

The Court decided 112 criminal procedure cases between 2000 and 2009.  The Court sided with the defendant in 30 cases and voted for the prosecution 82 times.  Between 2000 and 2004, the defendants won 19 cases and lost 49.  Between 2005 and 2009, the defendants won only 11 of 44 cases.

The Court decided 48 criminal procedure cases won by the defendants below, affirming 10 times and reversing in 38 cases.  Between 2000 and 2004, the defendants won only six of twenty-eight such cases.  Between 2005 and 2009, defendants won only four of twenty defendants’ wins.

The Court decided 64 criminal procedure cases lost by the defendants below.  The Court reversed 20 of those decisions while affirming 44 times.  Between 2000 and 2004, the Court reversed in 13 of 40 cases.  Between 2005 and 2009, the Court reversed in seven of 24 cases.

Join us back here next time as we continue to review the Court’s criminal procedure decisions.

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How Did Defendants Fare in Criminal Procedure Cases from 1990 to 1999?

Between 1990 and 1999, the Supreme Court decided 90 criminal procedure cases.  They sided with defendants in 28 cases and against them 62 times.  From 1990 to 1994, they voted for defendants in 11 times and against them 31 times.  Between 1995 and 1999, the Court sided with defendants 17 times and against them 31 times.

Defendants won 47 of these cases at the Court of Appeal.  The Supreme Court affirmed 14 of these decisions and reversed, in whole or in part, 33 of them.  Between 1990 and 1994, the Court affirmed six decisions and reversed 17.  Between 1995 and 1999, the Court affirmed eight decisions and reversed 16.

Defendants lost 42 of these cases.  The Court reversed 14 of those 42 losses and affirmed 28 times.  Between 1990 and 1994, the Court reversed five times and affirmed in 14 cases.  Between 1995 and 1999, the Court reversed nine decisions and affirmed 14 times.

Join us back here next Thursday as we continue our review of the Court’s criminal procedure decisions.

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How Have Justices Kruger and Groban Voted in Criminal Constitutional Law Cases?

Since joining the Court in 2015, Justice Kruger has participated in 20 criminal constitutional law cases.  She has evenly split her votes – 10 for defendants, 10 against.

Only five of these cases were won by defendants below.  Justice Kruger voted to affirm two of those defendants’ wins and voted to reverse three times.

The remaining fifteen cases were lost by the defendants at the Court of Appeal.  Justice Kruger voted to reverse, in whole or in part, eight of those defendants’ losses and voted to affirm seven times.

Since taking his seat last year, Justice Groban has participated in five criminal constitutional law cases, voting for defendants in all five.  One of those cases was won by the defendant below, and Justice Groban voted to affirm.  He voted to reverse all four decisions lost by the defendants below.

Next time, we’ll start our review of another area of law.

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How Has Justice Cuellar Voted in Criminal Constitutional Law Cases?

Since joining the Court, Justice Cuellar has participated in twenty criminal constitutional law cases.  He has voted for defendants in 11 of those cases, and against them nine times.

Only five of those cases were won by the defendant at the Court of Appeal.  Justice Cuellar voted to affirm three of those defense wins and to reverse twice.

Fifteen cases were lost by the defendant below.  Justice Cuellar has voted to reverse, in whole or in part, in eight of those cases and has supported affirmance seven times.

Join us back here next Thursday as we conclude our review of the Justices’ voting records in criminal constitutional law cases.

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How Has Justice Liu Voted in Criminal Constitutional Law Cases?

Since joining the Court, Justice Liu has voted in 36 criminal constitutional law cases.  He has split his votes right down the middle: 18 votes for defendants, 18 votes for prosecution.

Fifteen of those cases were won by the defendants at the Court of Appeal.  Justice Liu voted to affirm in eight of those fifteen cases and voted to reverse seven times.

Justice Liu has participated in twenty-one cases lost by the defendants below.  He has voted to reverse, in whole or in part, in ten of those cases and has voted to affirm 11 times.

Join us back here tomorrow as we continue our review of the Justices’ voting records.

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How Has Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye Voted in Criminal Constitutional Law Cases?

Since joining the Court, Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has participated in 37 criminal constitutional law cases.  She has voted for defendants in 11 of those cases, and for prosecution in 26 cases.

Fifteen of those cases were won by the defendants below.  The Chief Justice voted to affirm three of those decisions and voted to reverse 12 times.

Twenty-two of these cases were lost by the criminal defendant at the Court of Appeal.  The Chief Justice voted to reverse, in whole or in part, in eight of those cases while voting to affirm 14 times.

Join us back here next Thursday as we continue our review of the Justices’ voting records.

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How Has Justice Corrigan Voted in Criminal Constitutional Law Cases?

Since joining the Supreme Court, Justice Corrigan has participated in 76 criminal constitutional law cases.  She has voted for defendants in 17 cases and has voted against defendants 59 times.  Between 2006 and 2009, Justice Corrigan voted for defendants four times and against defendants 24 times.  Between 2010 and 2019, she voted for defendants 13 times and against them in 35 cases.

Justice Corrigan has participated in 32 criminal constitutional law cases won by the defendant below.  She has voted to reverse, in whole or in part, in 27 of those 32 cases.  From 2006 to 2009, she supported defendants only once, while voting to reverse nine times.  From 2010 to 2019, she voted to affirm four decisions while voting to reverse 23 times.

 

Justice Corrigan has participated in 43 criminal constitutional law cases lost by the defendants below.  She has voted to reverse, in whole or in part, 12 of those decisions while voting to affirm 31 times.  From 2006 to 2009, she voted to reverse three times while voting to affirm in 15 cases.  From 2010 to 2019, she voted to reverse nine decisions while voting to affirm 16 times.

 

Join us back here tomorrow when we’ll turn our attention to the Chief Justice’s voting.

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How Has Justice Chin Voted in Criminal Constitutional Law Cases?

Today, we’re beginning our review of the individual Justices’ voting records in criminal constitutional law cases.  From 1996 to 2019, Justice Chin participated in 136 such cases.  He voted for defendants in 32 cases and voted for the prosecution 104 times.  From 1996 to 1999, Justice Chin voted for defendants twice and for the prosecution in 14 cases.  From 2000 to 2009, Justice Chin supported the defendants in 19 cases and the prosecution in 53 cases.  From 2010 to 2019, Justice Chin supported the defendants 11 cases and the prosecution 37 times.

Justice Chin participated in 65 criminal constitutional law cases won by the defendants below, voting to affirm ten times and voting to reverse in 55 cases.  Between 2000 and 2009, Justice Chin voted to affirm seven defendants’ wins and voted to reverse 28 times.  Between 2010 and 2019, he voted to affirm three times and to reverse in 20 cases.

 

Between 1996 and 2019, Justice Chin participated in 71 criminal constitutional law cases lost by the defendants below, voting to reverse 22 times and to affirm in 49 cases.  Between 1996 and 1999, Justice Chin voted to reverse twice and to affirm in seven cases.  Between 2000 and 2009, Justice Chin voted to reverse 12 times and to affirm in 25 cases.  Between 2010 and 2019, Justice Chin voted to reverse eight decisions lost by defendants below and voted to affirm in 17 cases.

Join us back here next week as we continue our review of the individual Justices’ voting records in criminal constitutional law cases.

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How Did Criminal Defendants Fare in Constitutional Law Cases (2010-2019)?

Between 2010 and 2019, the Court decided 48 criminal constitutional law cases.  They voted for defendants 15 times and supported the prosecution in 33 cases.  From 2010 to 2014, the Court voted for defendants in only three cases while supporting the prosecution in 23 cases.  From 2015 to 2019, with the increase in Democratic appointees, the Court voted for defendants 12 times and for the prosecution in ten cases.

From 2010 to 2019, the Court decided 23 criminal constitutional law decisions, affirming only four times and reversing, in whole or in part, 19 times.  From 2010 to 2014, the Court affirmed only once while reversing 15 times.  From 2015 to 2019, the Court affirmed three times and reversed four.

Between 2010 and 2019, the Court decided 25 constitutional law cases lost by the defendants at the Court of Appeal, reversing in whole or in part in 11 of those cases and affirming 14 times.  From 2010 to 2014, the Court reversed only twice while affirming eight times.  Between 2015 and 2019, the Court reversed nine times while affirming in six cases.

Join us back here tomorrow as we begin our review of the individual Justices’ voting records in criminal constitutional law cases.

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