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, Tulare, San Francisco, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, and in the Santa Barbara County Assessment Appeals Board.
In 2015, once again ten of the Court’s civil cases originated in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Four cases began in Orange County. Two each started in San Diego, San Bernardino and Alameda counties, and before the Workers Compensation Appeals Board. One case each began at the California Franchise Tax Board, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Board of Trustees of the California State University, and the Superior Courts for San Francisco, Riverside, Kern, Santa Clara and Sacramento counties.
Finally, we come to 2016. Last year, nineteen of the Court’s civil cases originated in the Los Angeles Superior Court. Two cases began in Sacramento County. One case apiece started in each other jurisdiction – the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Los Angeles City Council, the Riverside, Alameda, San Mateo, San Francisco, Riverside, San Joaquin, Monterey and San Diego counties, the Commission on State Mandates, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, and the Public Utilities Commission.
Join us back here next Thursday as we turn our attention to another facet of our ongoing exploration of the decision making of the California Supreme Court between 1994 and 2016.