The Supreme Court decided 61 cases primarily involving civil procedure issues between 2010 and 2019.  Defendants won 24 of those cases and lost 37.  Defendants were 9-14 from 2010 to 2014.  They were 4-6 in 2015 and 2016.  They were 11-17 from 2017 to 2019.

The Court decided 23 civil procedure cases won by the defendants below.  It affirmed six of those 23 decisions and reversed, in whole or in part, 17.  Between 2010 and 2015, defendants were 3-7, but from 2016 to 2019, defendants successfully defended only three of thirteen Court of Appeal wins.

Between 2010 and 2019, the Court decided 38 civil procedure cases lost by the defendants at the Court of Appeal.  The Court reversed in whole or in part 18 of those 38 cases and affirmed 20.  Between 2010 and 2015, defendants successfully achieved reversals in 7 of 16 cases.  From 2016 to 2019, defendants won 11 cases and lost 11.

Join us back here next time as we begin our review of the individual Justices’ voting records.

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