We’re on to the third part of our six-part review of Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye’s tenure at the Supreme Court. Today, we’re reviewing the Chief Justice’s voting record.
The Chief Justice has voted to affirm 114 times since 2011. She has voted to reverse 169 times and cast split votes to affirm in part and reverse in part in 22 cases. Her lightest full year for reverse votes was 2014 with ten. Her heaviest years were 2011 and 2015, with 19 each. Her lightest year for votes to affirm was 2011 with four, followed by five in 2020. Her heaviest year wax 2016 with 17, followed by 2017 and 2018 at 15 each.
The Chief Justice has cast 281 votes to affirm in criminal cases as opposed to 162 votes to reverse. She has cast 74 split votes. The Chief Justice cast a dozen split votes in both 2012 and 2015 and eleven in 2016, but only two in 2011 and 2017. She voted to reverse twenty-two times in 2012, but only ten in 2015. Her lightest years for affirm votes (other than this year so far) were 2019 and 2020 at twenty-one each. Her heaviest year was 2012 at forty.
Join us back here on Friday morning as we present part four of our review.