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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.

For the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a deep dive on the Supreme Court’s tort cases.  To begin, we’ll consider whether there is any relationship between the party which won at the Court of Appeal and the result at the Supreme Court in tort cases for the years 1990 through 1999.

We begin with

On Thursday, September 16, Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar announced he will be leaving the Court effective Friday, October 29, to become President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said in a statement that Justice Cuéllar’s “legal intellect, academic training, and life experiences brought an essential perspective to California’s highest court.”  See

So what percentage of criminal cases arise from final judgments?  This time, we’re reviewing the data from the years 1990 through 1999.  Since a substantial fraction of the court’s criminal cases come from death penalty appeals, we include both final judgments and death penalty cases.

Between 1990 and 1992, the percentage of final judgments in