Like the Second District, the Sixth District is dominated by one county, Santa Clara. Santa Clara County accounts for 70.31% of the population. Monterey is 16.79%, Santa Cruz County is 10.68% and San Benito County accounts for 2.22% of the District.
Given this data, the caseload is not surprisingly almost entirely from Santa Clara County. During the nineties, the Court decided 20 civil cases from Santa Clara County, three from Monterey and one case each from Santa Cruz and San Benito counties.
Next week, we’ll begin reviewing the data for the years 2000 through 2009.