Today, we’re continuing our review of the Justices’ agreement rates in divided criminal cases, this time looking at the data for the years 1996 through 2001.
Justice Arabian had a 50% agreement rate with Justice Baxter, but 0% with Justice Mosk. Justice Baxter agreed with pro tem Justices half the time, but with Justice Mosk in only 32.67%. Justice Brown’s voting during this period was at least relatively comparable to Justice Baxter (76.04%), Justice George (73.68%) and Justice Chin (72.63%), but her agreement rates with Justice Kennard (50%), Mosk (39.36%) and the pro tems (0%) were much lower. Justices Brown and Werdegar had an agreement rate of 63.54%. Justice Chin had an agreement rate of 86.21% with Justice Baxter, and 35% with Justice Mosk.
Justice George’s agreement rate with Justice Arabian before his departure was 100%. Justice Chin was right behind at 91.75%, and Justices George and Baxter had similar voting records as well (80.39%). Justice George agreed with the pro tems only half the time, and with Justice Mosk only 43%. Justice Kennard’s agreement rates were 61.17% with Justice Werdegar, 59.8% with Justice George, 53.47% with Justice Mosk, 52.42% with Justice Baxter, 52.04% with Justice Chin, 50% with the pro tems and 25% with Justice Kennard. Chief Justice Lucas had an agreement rate with Justice Arabian of 50%.
Chief Justice Lucas had agreement rates prior to his retirement of 100% with three of his colleagues: Justices Baxter, Chin and Werdegar. His agreement rate with his successor Justice George was 66.67%, with Justice Kennard, 50% and with Justice Mosk, 33.33%. Justice Mosk had an agreement rate of 50% with the pro tems. Finally, Justice Werdegar had an agreement rate of 76.47% with Justice George, 72.45% with Justice Chin, 64.08% with Justice Baxter, 57.43% with Justice Mosk, and 50% with Justice Arabian and the pro tem Justices.
Join us back here later today as we address the criminal agreement rates for the years 2002-2007.