For the past two weeks, we’ve been taking a detailed look at the Supreme Court’s caseload of civil and criminal procedure decisions.  This week and next, we’re looking at the Court’s tort cases on the civil side and reviewing the death penalty decisions on the criminal side.

Between 1992 and the end of 2017, the Court has decided 190 tort law cases.  The Court decided nine cases in 1992, eleven in 1993, twelve in 1994, nine in 1995 and only one in 1996, but ten in 1997 and eighteen in 1998.

The Court decided thirteen tort law cases in 1999, four in 2000, nine in 2001, fourteen in 2002, eight per year in 2003 and 2004, and seven in 2005.

The Court decided only two tort cases in 2006, twelve in 2007, four in 2008, seven in 2009, four in 2010, five in 2011 and six in 2012.

The tort law docket has been somewhat down over the past several years in comparison to the previous twenty years.  The Court decided only two tort cases in 2013, five in 2014, one in 2015, six in 2016 and three in 2017.

Join us back here tomorrow as we review the Court’s death penalty docket, year by year from 1992 to 2017.

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