For the past two weeks, we’ve been reviewing the Court’s history with insurance law cases on the civil side, and habeas corpus decisions on the criminal side.  This week and next, we’re looking at two new issues – on the civil docket, the Court’s history with domestic relations cases, and in the criminal docket, cases principally involving juvenile justice issues.  We begin with the forty-two domestic relations cases the Court has decided from 1991 to 2017.

The Court decided two domestic relations cases in 1991, three in 1992, five in 1993, one in 1994, three in 1995, four in 1996 and one in 1997.

The Court decided three domestic relations cases in 1998, one in 1999, two in 2000, 2001 and 2003, and three in 2004.

The Court decided four domestic relations cases in 2005 and two in 2006.  Domestic relations cases have been quite rare on the Court’s docket in the past decade.  The Court decided one case in 2010, but none from 2007 to 2009 or in 2011.

The Court had no domestic relations cases in 2012, one per year in 2013, 2014 and 2015, but none in 2016 or 2017.

Join us back here tomorrow as we begin our analysis of the Court’s juvenile law cases.

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