Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has participated in 36 tort cases since beginning her tenure, voting for defendants in 16 cases and for plaintiffs in 20 cases. Between 2011 and 2015, the Chief Justice voted for defendants in nine of twenty cases. In 2016, the Chief Justice voted for tort defendants in only one of seven cases. From 2017 to 2019, she voted for defendants in six of nine cases.
Between 2011 and 2015, the Chief Justice voted to affirm only two tort cases won by defendants at the Court of Appeal while voted to reverse six times. Since 2016, the Chief Justice has voted to affirm in four and nine defendants’ wins.
The Chief Justice has voted to reverse in 10 of 19 tort cases lost by defendants at the Court of Appeal. Between 2011 and 2015, she voted to reverse in 7 of 12 defense losses. Since 2016, she has voted to reverse three of seven tort defendants’ losses.
Join us back here tomorrow as we continue our analysis of the Justices’ individual voting records in tort cases.
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