Since joining the Court in 2011, Justice Liu has written 84 opinions in civil cases – 52 majority opinions, 22 concurrences and 10 dissents. His heaviest year for majority opinions was 2013 with eight. His lightest full years, with four majorities each, were 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2020. His heaviest years for concurrences were 2015 and 2017 with four per year. His heaviest years for dissents were 2012 and 2019 at two per year.
Justice Liu has written 155 opinions in criminal cases – nearly double his output in civil cases. He has written 67 majority opinions, with the highest workload being 2018 at 11 and the lowest full year 2014 and 2017, with five majorities each. He wrote ten concurrences in 2012 and nine in 2014, but only ten combined in 2019, 2020 and 2021. He wrote nine criminal dissents in 2018 and seven in 2017.
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