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How Did Defendants Fare at the Supreme Court in Criminal Procedure Cases Between 2010 and 2019?

Between 2010 and 2019, the Court decided 72 criminal procedure cases.  The Court voted for defendants in 25 cases and for the prosecution 47 times.  Between 2010 and 2014, defendants won 12 cases and lost 31.  Between 2015 and 2019, defendants won 13 cases and lost 16. Between 2010 and 2019, the Court decided 27 … Continue Reading

How Did Defendants Fare in Criminal Procedure Cases at the Supreme Court Between 2000 and 2009?

The Court decided 112 criminal procedure cases between 2000 and 2009.  The Court sided with the defendant in 30 cases and voted for the prosecution 82 times.  Between 2000 and 2004, the defendants won 19 cases and lost 49.  Between 2005 and 2009, the defendants won only 11 of 44 cases. The Court decided 48 … Continue Reading

How Have Justices Kruger and Groban Voted in Criminal Constitutional Law Cases?

Since joining the Court in 2015, Justice Kruger has participated in 20 criminal constitutional law cases.  She has evenly split her votes – 10 for defendants, 10 against. Only five of these cases were won by defendants below.  Justice Kruger voted to affirm two of those defendants’ wins and voted to reverse three times. The … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Cuellar Voted in Criminal Constitutional Law Cases?

Since joining the Court, Justice Cuellar has participated in twenty criminal constitutional law cases.  He has voted for defendants in 11 of those cases, and against them nine times. Only five of those cases were won by the defendant at the Court of Appeal.  Justice Cuellar voted to affirm three of those defense wins and … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Liu Voted in Criminal Constitutional Law Cases?

Since joining the Court, Justice Liu has voted in 36 criminal constitutional law cases.  He has split his votes right down the middle: 18 votes for defendants, 18 votes for prosecution. Fifteen of those cases were won by the defendants at the Court of Appeal.  Justice Liu voted to affirm in eight of those fifteen … Continue Reading

How Has Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye Voted in Criminal Constitutional Law Cases?

Since joining the Court, Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has participated in 37 criminal constitutional law cases.  She has voted for defendants in 11 of those cases, and for prosecution in 26 cases. Fifteen of those cases were won by the defendants below.  The Chief Justice voted to affirm three of those decisions and voted to reverse … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Corrigan Voted in Criminal Constitutional Law Cases?

Since joining the Supreme Court, Justice Corrigan has participated in 76 criminal constitutional law cases.  She has voted for defendants in 17 cases and has voted against defendants 59 times.  Between 2006 and 2009, Justice Corrigan voted for defendants four times and against defendants 24 times.  Between 2010 and 2019, she voted for defendants 13 … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Chin Voted in Criminal Constitutional Law Cases?

Today, we’re beginning our review of the individual Justices’ voting records in criminal constitutional law cases.  From 1996 to 2019, Justice Chin participated in 136 such cases.  He voted for defendants in 32 cases and voted for the prosecution 104 times.  From 1996 to 1999, Justice Chin voted for defendants twice and for the prosecution … Continue Reading

How Did Criminal Defendants Fare in Constitutional Law Cases (2010-2019)?

Between 2010 and 2019, the Court decided 48 criminal constitutional law cases.  They voted for defendants 15 times and supported the prosecution in 33 cases.  From 2010 to 2014, the Court voted for defendants in only three cases while supporting the prosecution in 23 cases.  From 2015 to 2019, with the increase in Democratic appointees, … Continue Reading

How Did Criminal Constitutional Law Defendants Fare at the Supreme Court Between 2000 and 2009?

Between 2000 and 2009, the Supreme Court decided 72 criminal cases principally involving constitutional law.  Defendants won 18 of those cases and lost 54.  Between 2000 and 2002, defendants won nine cases and lost 16.  Between 2003 and 2006, defendants won seven cases and lost 21.  From 2007 to 2009, defendants won only two cases … Continue Reading

How Did Criminal Defendants Fare in Constitutional Law Cases Between 1990 and 1999?

Between 1990 and 1999, the Supreme Court decided 40 criminal cases principally involving constitutional law issues.  Defendants won seven of those cases and lost 33.  Between 1990 and 1992, defendants won four cases and lost seven.  Between 1993 and 1996, defendants won only two of 14 cases.  Between 1997 and 1999, defendants won only one … Continue Reading

Reviewing the Voting Records of Justices Kruger and Groban in Civil Procedure Cases

Like Justice Cuellar, Justice Kruger has participated 40 civil procedure cases since joining the Court.  She has voted with plaintiffs in 26 cases and voted against plaintiffs 14 times.  In 2018 and 2019, she voted for plaintiffs in 14 of 17 cases. Twenty-four cases were won by plaintiffs at the Court of Appeal.  Justice Kruger … Continue Reading

Reviewing Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye’s Voting Record in Civil Procedure Cases

Since taking her seat in 2011, Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has participated in 59 civil procedure cases.  She has voted for plaintiffs 37 times and for defendants in 22 cases.  From 2011 to 2015, she supported plaintiffs in 14 of 22 cases.  Since that time, she has voted for plaintiffs in 23 of 37 cases. The … Continue Reading

Reviewing Justice Corrigan’s Voting Record in Civil Procedure Cases

Justice Corrigan has participated in 92 civil procedure cases since joining the Court in 2006, voting for plaintiffs in 52 cases and for defendants 40 times.  From 2006 to 2010, she voted for plaintiffs in sixteen of thirty-two cases.  From 2011 to 2015, she voted for plaintiffs in fourteen of twenty-three cases.  From 2016 to … Continue Reading

How Did Defendants Fare in Civil Procedure Cases Between 2000 and 2009?

The California Supreme Court decided 74 civil procedure cases between 2000 and 2009.  Defendants won 33 of those cases and plaintiffs won 41.  Between 2000 and 2002, defendants were 11-12.  Between 2003 and 2006, defendants won only 13 while losing 21.  From 2007 to 2009, defendants were 9-8. The Court decided 39 cases where the … Continue Reading

How Did Defendants Fare in Civil Procedure Cases at the Supreme Court, 1990-1999?

Today, we’re beginning our review of the Court’s voting patterns in civil procedure cases.  The Court decided a total of 61 civil procedure cases between 1990 and 1999.  Defendants won 30 cases and lost 31 for the decade. The Court decided 28 cases won by the defendant at the Court of Appeal, affirming 14 times … Continue Reading

How Have Justices Kruger and Groban Voted in Civil Constitutional Law Cases?

In this post, we’re concluding our review of the Justices’ voting records in civil constitutional law cases.  Since taking her seat, Justice Kruger has participated 16 civil constitutional law cases.  She has voted for defendants seven times and for plaintiffs in nine cases.  This includes voting for defendants in four of five cases in 2019. … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Cuellar Voted in Civil Constitutional Law Cases?

Justice Cuellar has participated in seventeen civil constitutional law cases since taking since seat on the Court.  He has voted for defendants in five of those cases and against defendants 12 times.  Between 2015 and 2017, he voted for defendants in only one of nine cases.  He voted against defendants in all three civil constitutional … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Liu Voted in Civil Constitutional Law Cases?

Justice Liu has participated in 21 civil cases primarily involving constitutional law issues since taking his seat in 2011.  He has voted for defendants in seven cases and against defendants 14 times.  Between 2012 and 2016, he voted against defendants in all eight constitutional law cases.  Since that time, he has voted for defendants in … Continue Reading
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