Today, we’re in the fourth part of our six-part review of Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye’s tenure. This time, we’re reviewing the data on how often the Chief Justice is in the majority.
The short answer: a lot. Since joining the Court, the Chief Justice has voted in the majority in 96.69% of her civil cases. The Chief Justice voted with the majority in every civil case in 2012, 2013 and so far in 2021. She has been over 95% every other year aside from 2019 (91.18%) and 2020 (93.1%).
The Chief Justice has been in the majority in nearly as many criminal cases – 96.15%. She has reached 100% in four years – 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2020. She has been over 95% in two additional years: 2012 (97.3%) and 2019 (95.12%). She has never fallen below 90% for a full year.
Join us back here next Thursday as we wrap up our six-part review of Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye’s tenure.