Between 2010 and 2019, the Court decided 48 criminal constitutional law cases. They voted for defendants 15 times and supported the prosecution in 33 cases. From 2010 to 2014, the Court voted for defendants in only three cases while supporting the prosecution in 23 cases. From 2015 to 2019, with the increase in Democratic appointees, the Court voted for defendants 12 times and for the prosecution in ten cases.
From 2010 to 2019, the Court decided 23 criminal constitutional law decisions, affirming only four times and reversing, in whole or in part, 19 times. From 2010 to 2014, the Court affirmed only once while reversing 15 times. From 2015 to 2019, the Court affirmed three times and reversed four.
Between 2010 and 2019, the Court decided 25 constitutional law cases lost by the defendants at the Court of Appeal, reversing in whole or in part in 11 of those cases and affirming 14 times. From 2010 to 2014, the Court reversed only twice while affirming eight times. Between 2015 and 2019, the Court reversed nine times while affirming in six cases.
Join us back here tomorrow as we begin our review of the individual Justices’ voting records in criminal constitutional law cases.
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