Last time, we reviewed the Court’s voting records for civil cases involving constitutional law issues between 1990 and 1999.  This time, we’re looking at the years 2000 through 2009.  Overall, defendants won 28 cases while losing 32.  Defendants were 9-6 for the years 2001-2002, but 4-6 in 2002 and 2-3 in both 2003 and 2004.  Defendants were 4-10 in 2006 and 2007 and split four decisions in 2008 and 2009.

Defendants had a rough time during these years defending Court of Appeal decisions they had won, winning only 10 cases while losing 15.  Defendants won 4 and lost 10 between 2003 and 2009.

Defendants fared better attacking Court of Appeal decisions they had lost, winning 17 cases while losing only 11.  Defendants were 5-2 in 2000 and 2001 and 9-5 between 2002 and 2005.

Join us back here next week as we review the results for the years 2010-2019 and begin our review of the Justices’ individual voting records.

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