Last time, we began a six-part post reviewing the tenure (to date) of Justice Carol Corrigan. This time, we’re reviewing Justice Corrigan’s record in opinion writing.
Through the end of last week, Justice Corrigan has written 83 majority opinions in civil cases. She has filed only five concurrences and 14 dissents. Her heaviest year for dissents was 2007 with 3; she has not written a civil dissent since 2017. Her heaviest years for majority opinions were 2007 and 2017 with 9 each and 2019 with 8. Her lightest full year was 2010, when she wrote only one.
Justice Corrigan has written 135 majority opinions in criminal, quasi-criminal, juvenile justice and mental health cases. She has written 11 concurrences and only 16 dissents. She has never had more than two criminal dissents in a single year. She filed three concurrences in her first year, 2006.
Justice Corrigan has reached double figures in criminal majority opinions eight times – 2009 (13), 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2019 (12 each) and 2007 and 2008 (10 each). Her lightest full year was 2006, with three majority opinions. She has written four so far this year and wrote five each in 2015 and 2016.
Join us back here next time as we continue our review of Justice Corrigan’s tenure.