We’re concluding our review of Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye’s tenure to date with a look at her majority and dissenting opinions.
The Chief Justice has written 49 majority opinions in civil cases. The leading topic is civil procedure with fifteen, followed by government and administrative law (10 majorities), constitutional law (6 majorities), tort law (5 majorities) and three majority opinions in employment law cases. She has written two majority opinions each in environmental law, wills and estates, tax law and insurance law. She has written one majority opinion in domestic relations and one in election law.
The Chief Justice has written only four dissents in civil cases – two in constitutional law cases, one in a civil procedure case and one in a tort case.