In the past two weeks, we’ve taken a deeper look at the Supreme Court’s cases in two areas of law, asking which sub-areas those cases fall in. Today, we’re moving on to another subject – civil constitutional law cases.
Between 1990 and 2004, the Supreme Court decided ninety-six civil constitutional law cases. Just short of half of those cases – forty-seven in all – dealt with challenges to state government actions. Twenty-three cases involved claims of individual rights. Nineteen related to civil procedural and judicial issues, and seven cases were challenges to local government actions.
Join us back here tomorrow as we complete our review of the Court’s constitutional law docket.