Last week, we completed our review of the government’s winning percentage in civil cases between 1994 and the present. This week, we’re beginning a new subject – which trial courts accounted for the Court’s civil and criminal dockets? First up: the civil docket for the years 1994 through 1998.
In 1994, the Court decided fifteen cases from Los Angeles. The Court decided five cases from Orange County, four from San Francisco, three from Marin and Santa Clara counties and two each from San Diego, Fresno, Riverside and Santa Barbara counties. The Court decided one case from each of the following jurisdictions: Sonoma, Sacramento, Lake, Trinity, Humboldt, San Bernardino, Solano, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Ventura and Medocino counties, plus one case each from the Council on Judicial Performance and from administrative entities.
In 1995, the Court decided seventeen cases which originated in Los Angeles County. The Court decided eight cases from San Francisco, four from Sacramento County and the Council on Judicial Performance, three from Santa Clara County and the Court’s original jurisdiction, and two each from Orange, Santa Barbara, San Mateo and Contra Costa counties. The Court decided one case each from San Diego, Marin, Riverside, Solano, Ventura, Alameda, Marin, Napa and San Benito counties, and one case whose origin we were unable to identify.
We report the data for 1996 in Table 358. The Court decided eight cases from Los Angeles that year. The Court decided three cases from San Francisco and San Diego, two from Orange, San Mateo and Mendocino counties, and one case each from Sacramento, Marin, Santa Barbara, Alameda, Butte, Kern, Nevada, San Joaquin and Sutter counties, and one case originating in an administrative agency.
In 1997, the Court’s civil caseload from Los Angeles doubled to 17 cases. The Court decided four cases from San Mateo County, three from Sacramento, San Diego and Alameda counties, two each from San Francisco, Fresno, Riverside, Solano, Ventura and Stanislaus counties, and two appeals from administrative agencies. The Court decided one case apiece from Santa Clara, Orange, Marin, San Bernardino, Kings and San Luis Obispo counties.
Finally, we report the data for 1998 in Table 360 below. The Court decided seventeen cases from Los Angeles. The Court decided five cases from San Francisco and four each from Sacramento, San Diego and Riverside counties. The Court decided three cases from Alameda County and three direct appeals from administrative agencies, and two each from Santa Clara, Orange and Solano counties and from the Council on Judicial Performance. The Court decided one case apiece from Lake, San Bernardino, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Ventura and Kern counties.
Join us back here tomorrow as we review the Court’s criminal docket for the same years.