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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.

In these next four posts, we’re completing our review of the tenure of Justice Joshua Groban.  This time, we’re reviewing Justice Groban’s voting record in civil cases.

Since taking his seat, Justice Groban has voted to affirm eighteen civil decisions – eight in 2019, three in 2020 and seven in 2021.  He has cast split

Justice Groban wrote seven opinions in civil cases from joining the Court through the end of 2021.  Five were majority opinions, one was a concurrence and one was a dissent.

Justice Groban has written ten opinions on the criminal side.  All ten were majority opinions – zero concurrences, zero dissents.

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Since joining the Court in 2019, Justice Joshua Groban has participated in seventy-five civil cases.  He sat on 27 cases in 2019, 27 more in 2020 and 21 in 2021.

Justice Groban has participated in 111 criminal cases: 35 in 2019, 42 in 2020 and 34 in 2021.

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Justice Kruger has written forty majority opinions on the criminal side of the docket.  Eighteen of them were in death penalty cases.  Six were in sentencing cases, five in constitutional law cases, three were in criminal procedure cases, two each were in habeas corpus and juvenile justice cases and one each were in cases involving

Since joining the Court, Justice Kruger has written thirty-two majority opinions.  Six involved civil procedure.  Five each were government and administrative law, tort law and employment law.  Justice Kruger has written two majorities involving constitutional law and insurance law and one each in environmental law, arbitration law, government and administrative law, election law, tax law,

Justice Kruger has voted with the majority in 94.06% of all civil cases.  She was in the majority in 96.3% of cases in 2015, 83.33% in 2016, 90.48% in 2017, 100% in 2018, 97.06% in 2019, 96.55% in 2020 and 100% up to our cut-off point in 2021.

Justice Kruger has voted with the majority

Since joining the Court, Justice Kruger has voted to affirm in civil cases 71 times.  She has cast split votes – affirm in part, reverse in part – 21 times and has voted to reverse 110 times.  Affirm votes have outnumbered votes to reverse in only one year: 2018 (13 affirm, 11 reverse).

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Since joining the Court in 2015, Justice Kruger has written 49 opinions in civil cases: 32 majorities, 10 concurrences and seven dissents.  All of her dissents were in 2016 (4 dissents) and 2017 (3 dissents).  Justice Kruger wrote two concurrences per year in 2017, 2018 and 2019, three in 2020 and one in 2021.  Justice

This week, we begin our review of the tenure of Justice Leondra Kruger.  Justice Kruger took her seat in 2015, replacing Justice Joyce L. Kennard.  Since joining the Court, Justice Kruger has participated in 219 civil cases – 27 in 2015, 36 in 2016, 42 in 2017, 32 in 2018, 34 in 2019, 29 in

Justice Liu has written 67 majority opinions in criminal cases since joining the Court in 2011.  He has written 27 majority opinions in criminal cases (40.3% of the total).  He has written ten opinions in sentencing cases, seven in criminal procedure cases, six cases involving violent crimes, five cases involving juvenile offenses and four habeas