Between 1990 and 1999, the Supreme Court decided 90 criminal procedure cases. They sided with defendants in 28 cases and against them 62 times. From 1990 to 1994, they voted for defendants in 11 times and against them 31 times. Between 1995 and 1999, the Court sided with defendants 17 times and against them 31 times.
Defendants won 47 of these cases at the Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court affirmed 14 of these decisions and reversed, in whole or in part, 33 of them. Between 1990 and 1994, the Court affirmed six decisions and reversed 17. Between 1995 and 1999, the Court affirmed eight decisions and reversed 16.
Defendants lost 42 of these cases. The Court reversed 14 of those 42 losses and affirmed 28 times. Between 1990 and 1994, the Court reversed five times and affirmed in 14 cases. Between 1995 and 1999, the Court reversed nine decisions and affirmed 14 times.
Join us back here next Thursday as we continue our review of the Court’s criminal procedure decisions.
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