During the years 2000 through 2009, the percentage of the Supreme Court’s drifted down slightly. The decade high came in 2000, when 75.51% of the Court’s civil cases were from final judgments. That share fell seventeen points in 2001 before recovering a bit to 64.58% in 2002. In 2004, 60.38% of the civil docket were final judgments. By 2006, the share was down to 50.94%. The share increased about ten points in the two years following before drifting back down to 52.27% in 2009.
Join us back here next time as we review the criminal docket for the years 2000 through 2009.