For the past two weeks, we’ve been considering how the Court’s civil and criminal cases were distributed among the Districts and Divisions of the Court of Appeal. This week, we consider the same issue we began at the Illinois Supreme Court Review earlier in the week – which areas of law did government entities pursue in petitions for review?
Most appeals by the government in civil cases have come in either government and administrative law (26 cases) and constitutional law (17 cases). After the comes tort law, judicial discipline, tax law, employment and civil procedure, workers compensation and property and election law. The Court decided two civil cases brought by the government in government and administrative law, eight in 1995, four in 1996, seven in 1997, three in 1998 and two in 1999. The Court decided three constitutional law cases per year in 1994 and 1995, two in 1996, four in 1997, one in 1998 and four in 1999. The Court decided one case in tort law per year in 1994, 1995 and 1997 and five in 1998. The Court decided one case in judicial discipline in 1994, three in 1995 and one in 1998. The Court decided three tax law cases in 1995 and one in 1999. The Court decided one employment law case in 1995 and two in 1998. The Court decided three civil procedure cases in 1995. The Court decided one workers compensation case per year in 1997 and 1998. Finally, the Court decided one property law case in 1996 and one election law case in 1997.
Join us back here tomorrow as we address the years 2000 through 2005.