Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has participated in 56 criminal sentencing cases since joining the Court. She has voted for defendants in 26 cases and against them 30 times. From 2011 to 2014, she voted for defendants in 11 of 21 cases. From 2015 to 2019, she voted for defendants 15 times and against them in 20 cases.
The Chief Justice has participated in 18 criminal sentencing cases won by the defendants below. She has voted to affirm in eight of those cases and to reverse 10 times. From 2011 to 2015, she voted to affirm defendants’ wins only twice and to reverse six times. From 2015 to 2019, she voted to affirm six of ten defendants’ wins.
The Chief Justice has participated in 38 criminal sentencing cases lost by the defendants below. She has voted to reverse, in whole or in part, in 18 of those 38 cases. From 2011 to 2014, she voted to reverse nine times and to affirm in four cases. From 2015 to 2019, she voted to reverse in nine cases and to affirm in 16 cases.
Join us back here next Thursday as we continue our review of the individual Justices’ voting records.
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