Today we’re concluding our initial review of the Justices’ voting records by reviewing Justice Cuellar and Justice Groban.
Since joining the Court in 2015, Justice Cuellar has voted in 201 civil cases. He has voted in affirm in 73 cases and to reverse 90 times. Those votes show a curious time pattern: in 2015 and 2016, his votes to reverse outpaced his votes to affirm by eight, and in 2017 and 2018, he voted to affirm eight times more than to reverse. So the entire 17-vote margin between affirm and reverse for his term comes from 2019 and 2020.
Justice Cuellar has cast 17 split votes to affirm in part and reverse/vacate/modify in part. He has voted to deny once, to grant four times, to vacate twice, and has cast 14 “other” votes – nearly all in certified question appeals from the Ninth Circuit.
Since joining the Supreme Court in 2019, Justice Groban has voted in 54 civil cases. He has voted to affirm only 11 times – 20.37% of his total caseload – and voted to reverse completely in 31 cases (57.41%). He has cast three split votes, two votes to grant and seven “other.”
Join us back here tomorrow as we discuss how often Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has voted in the minority in civil cases.