Last week, we reviewed the year-by-year data for the areas of law in which the government has appealed from 1990 through 2005. Today, we address the record for the years 2006 through 2012.
Surprisingly, the leading area of law for the court’s governmental entity cases between 2006 and 2012 was environmental law at 12 cases. The court decided eleven cases in governmental and administrative law, eight constitutional law cases, six employment law cases, three cases apiece in tort law, tax law, civil procedure and workers compensation, and one case in election law.
The court decided two environmental law cases in 2006, one in 2007, three in 2008, two per year in 2009 and 2010, and one each in 2011 and 2012. The court decided three governmental and administrative law cases in 2006, two per year in 2007 and 2008, one per year in 2009 and 2010, and two in 2012. The court decided one constitutional law case in 2006, two each in 2007 and 2008, one in 2009 and two in 2010. The court decided one employment law case per year in 2006, 2007 and 2008, two in 2010 and one in 2011. The court decided one civil procedure case in 2006, two in 2007 and two in 2012. The court decided one tort case per year in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and one tax law case per year in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The court decided one workers compensation case each year in 2007, 2009 and 2011. Finally, the court decided one election law case in 2010.
Join us back here tomorrow as we address the years 2013 through 2016 in the court’s appeals by governmental entities.