The population distribution for the Second District is, well, a bit lopsided. The 2000 population of Los Angeles County – 9,519,338 – accounts for 87.18% of the District. Ventura County is 6.89%, Santa Barbara County is 3.66% and San Luis Obispo accounts for 2.26% of the population.
Not surprisingly, nearly all of the Supreme Court’s civil cases from the Second District originate in Los Angeles Superior Court – 143 for the decade of the nineties. Ten cases came from Santa Barbara, seven from Ventura and two from San Luis Obispo County.
Next up: we review the data for the Third District.