Between 2005 and 2019, the Supreme Court decided 53 civil constitutional law cases.  Thirty-two of those cases involved challenges to state government actions.  Ten cases involved claims of individual rights.  Seven cases involved civil procedure and judicial issues.  Finally, four cases related to challenges to local government actions.

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In the past two weeks, we’ve taken a deeper look at the Supreme Court’s cases in two areas of law, asking which sub-areas those cases fall in.  Today, we’re moving on to another subject – civil constitutional law cases.

Between 1990 and 2004, the Supreme Court decided ninety-six civil constitutional law cases.  Just short of

Last week, we drilled down on the Supreme Court’s tort cases, looking year by year at what sub-areas of tort law produced the Court’s cases.  This week, we’re doing the same thing for the Court’s docket of insurance cases.  We’re dividing the field of insurance law into six sub-areas: coverage; separate torts against insurers (outside

Between 2005 and 2019, the Supreme Court decided only 29 insurance cases – far fewer than in our first 15 years.  Fourteen of those cases involved coverage questions (although four of those fourteen fell in a single year – 2005).  Three involved insurer torts, four dealt with exclusions, only two addressed defenses, three related to

Since joining the Court, Justice Cuellar has participated in fifteen employment law cases.  He has voted for defendants in three of those cases (all in 2018 and 2019).  Between 2015 and 2017, he voted for plaintiffs in all seven cases he participated in.

Eight of those cases were won by defendants at the Court of

Justice Liu has participated in 27 employment law cases since joining the Court.  He has supported defendants in seven cases and voted against defendants 20 times.  From 2011 to 2015, he voted for defendants in four of thirteen cases.  From 2016 to 2019, he voted for defendants three times in fourteen cases.

Fifteen of these

Since joining the Court, Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has participated in 28 employment law cases.  She has voted for defendants’ position in a dozen cases and voted against defendants 16 times.  Between 2011 and 2015, she voted for defendants in seven of fourteen cases.  Between 2016 and 2019, she voted for defendants in five of fourteen