Last time, we reviewed the areas of the law which governmental entities appealed between 2006 and 2012. Today, we complete the cycle, reviewing the years 2013 through 2016.
The most striking thing about the Court’s civil docket between 2013 and 2016 as it relates to governmental entity appellants is just how few of them there has been . All told, the court decided eight cases in government and administrative law brought by government entities during these years, three in environmental law, two in tax and employment law, and one each in civil procedure and election law – that’s it.
Turning to the year-by-year data, the court decided one case in governmental and administrative law in 2013, and one in 2015. The court decided six cases in 2016. The Court decided one case per year in environmental law in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The court decided one case in tax law brought by a governmental entity in 2013, and one in 2015. The court decided two employment law cases in 2016. Finally, the court decided one case arising in civil procedure in 2014, and one case arising from election law in 2016.
Join us back here next Thursday as we turn to a new subject.