Yesterday, we looked at the Court’s year by year caseload in one of the most commonplace areas of law on the civil docket – tort. Today, we’re looking at the death penalty caseload. From 1992 to the end of 2017, the Court has decided 470 death penalty cases.
The Court decided thirty-three death penalty cases in 1992, fifteen in 1993, seven in 1994, fifteen in 1995, eight in 1996, fourteen in 1997 and thirteen in 1998.
The Court decided six death penalty cases in 1999, nine in 2000, eleven in 2001, thirteen in 2002, twenty in 2003, twenty-one in 2004 and twenty-six cases in 2005.
The Court decided nineteen death penalty cases in 2006, twenty-three in 2007, twenty-five in 2008, twenty-four per year in 2009 and 2010, twenty-six in 2011 and twenty-five cases in 2012.
The Court decided eighteen death penalty cases in 2013, twenty-three in 2014, seventeen in 2015, twenty-four cases in 2016 and eleven cases in 2017.
Join us back here next Thursday as we take a deeper look at the Court’s tort law caseload.