Between 1990 and 1999, the Supreme Court decided 40 criminal cases principally involving constitutional law issues. Defendants won seven of those cases and lost 33. Between 1990 and 1992, defendants won four cases and lost seven. Between 1993 and 1996, defendants won only two of 14 cases. Between 1997 and 1999, defendants won only one case and lost 14.
The Court decided 23 criminal constitutional law cases won by defendants below. Defendants won only four of these cases at the Supreme Court and lost 19. Between 1990 and 1992, defendants won two and lost four. Between 1993 and 1996, defendants won two and lost nine. Between 1997 and 1999, defendants lost all six cases.
The Court decided 17 criminal constitutional law cases which defendants had lost below. At the Supreme Court, defendants won three of those cases and lost 14. From 1990 to 1992, defendants won two cases and lost three. From 1993 to 1996, defendants lost all three cases. From 1997 to 1999, defendants won only one case and lost eight.
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