Since joining the Court, Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has participated in 37 criminal constitutional law cases. She has voted for defendants in 11 of those cases, and for prosecution in 26 cases.
Fifteen of those cases were won by the defendants below. The Chief Justice voted to affirm three of those decisions and voted to reverse 12 times.
Twenty-two of these cases were lost by the criminal defendant at the Court of Appeal. The Chief Justice voted to reverse, in whole or in part, in eight of those cases while voting to affirm 14 times.
Join us back here next Thursday as we continue our review of the Justices’ voting records.