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Kirk Jenkins brings a wealth of experience to his appellate practice, which focuses on antitrust and constitutional law, as well as products liability, RICO, price fixing, information sharing among competitors and class certification. In addition to handling appeals, he also regularly works with trial teams to ensure that important issues are properly presented and preserved for appellate review.  Mr. Jenkins is a pioneer in the application of data analytics to appellate decision-making and writes two analytics blogs, the California Supreme Court Review and the Illinois Supreme Court Review, as well as regularly writing for various legal publications.

This time, we’re reviewing the Chief Justice’s opinions.

Since joining the Court, Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has written 49 majority opinions in civil cases.  She has written seven concurring opinions and only four dissents.  Only once has she written more than one civil dissent in a given year – two in 2019.  The same is true

This week, we’re continuing our review of the individual Justices’ tenures.  Next up: Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye.

The Chief Justice has participated in 332 civil cases since joining the Court in 2011 (note that we’re applying the same cut-off date for all Justices’ 2021 cases).  Her heaviest full year was 2017, when she sat on

Today, we’re completing our six-part review of Justice Corrigan’s tenure.  Justice Corrigan has so far written 131 majority opinions in criminal law cases and 15 dissents.

Justice Corrigan has written forty-five majority opinions in death penalty cases.  She has written 24 majorities in criminal procedure cases, 15 sentencing law cases, a dozen constitutional law cases,

Today and tomorrow, we’re concluding our six-part review of the tenure of Justice Carol Corrigan of the Supreme Court.  Justice Corrigan has written 83 majority opinions in civil cases and 14 dissents.  She has written 20 opinions in civil procedure cases, 14 involving government and administrative law, nine each in employment law and tort law

Across her entire tenure, Justice Corrigan has voted with the majority in 94.04% of civil cases.  She has reached 100% twice – in 2018 and so far in 2021.  She has been in the majority more than 95% of the time (but less than 100%) five times – 2006 (95.74%), 2009 (97.62%), 2012 (96.15%), 2014

In the next two posts, we’re reviewing Justice Corrigan’s voting record.

Since joining the Court, Justice Corrigan has voted to reverse in full in 283 civil cases.  She has cast split votes (affirm in part, reverse/vacate in part – denoted in the chart as “AR” votes) 44 times.  She has voted to affirm in 188

Last time, we began a six-part post reviewing the tenure (to date) of Justice Carol Corrigan. This time, we’re reviewing Justice Corrigan’s record in opinion writing.

Through the end of last week, Justice Corrigan has written 83 majority opinions in civil cases.  She has filed only five concurrences and 14 dissents.  Her heaviest year for

This week, we’ll begin a series of posts reviewing the tenure of each Justice of the Supreme Court.  Similar to our recently completed review of former Justice Cuéllar’s tenure, we’ll devote six parts to each Justice.  Although technically the Chief Justice is always the senior member of the Court, we’ll take the serving Justices in

This time, we’re concluding our six-part post on the tenure of Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar with a look at the subjects of his majority and dissenting opinions in criminal, quasi-criminal, juvenile justice and mental health cases.

Not surprisingly, the most frequent topic of Justice Cuéllar’s majority opinions in criminal cases was death penalty law.  He wrote

This week, we’re reviewing the written opinions of Justice Cuéllar’s seven-year tenure.  The most frequent topics for his majority opinions in civil cases were government and administrative law and civil procedure, with six opinions each.  Justice Cuéllar wrote two government and administrative law majority opinions in 2016 and 2018 and one each in 2019 and