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

Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has participated in 23 civil constitutional law cases since taking her seat in 2011, voting for defendants in only five cases while voting against defendants 18 times.  Between 2011 and 2016, the Chief Justice voted for defendants once while voting against defendants 10 times.  Between 2017 and 2019, the Chief Justice voted … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Corrigan Voted in Constitutional Law Cases?

Since joining the Court in 2006, Justice Corrigan has participated in 47 civil constitutional law cases, supporting the defendants in 18 cases and the plaintiffs 29 times.  Between 2006 and 2010, she voted for defendants in 12 cases and for plaintiffs 10 times.  Since that time, Justice Corrigan has supported defendants in civil constitutional law … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Chin Voted in Constitutional Law Cases?

Today, we begin our review of the individual Justices’ voting records in civil constitutional law cases.  During his tenure, Justice Chin has participated in 104 civil constitutional law cases, voting for defendants in 47 cases and against defendants 57 times.  Between 1996 and 1999, Justice Chin voted for defendants in six of 17 cases.  Justice … Continue Reading

How Did Defendants Fare in Constitutional Law Cases Between 2010 and 2019?

Between 2010 and 2019, defendants in civil constitutional law case have won only 10 of 29 cases.  Defendants were 4-0 in 2010, but then lost 12 straight cases from 2011 to 2016.  Since 2017, defendants have won six and lost seven. The Court has decided 11 civil constitutional law cases won by the defendants below.  … Continue Reading

How Have Defendants in Constitutional Law Cases Fared Since 1990 (Part 2 of 3)?

Last time, we reviewed the Court’s voting records for civil cases involving constitutional law issues between 1990 and 1999.  This time, we’re looking at the years 2000 through 2009.  Overall, defendants won 28 cases while losing 32.  Defendants were 9-6 for the years 2001-2002, but 4-6 in 2002 and 2-3 in both 2003 and 2004.  … Continue Reading

How Have Defendants in Constitutional Law Cases Fared Since 1990 (Part 1 of 3)?

Today, we’re taking up a new area of law in our examination of the Justices’ voting records – constitutional law.  Between 1990 and 1999, defendants in constitutional law cases won 25 cases and lost 36.  In 1991, defendants were 3-5.  They were 1-5 in 1993, 2-4 in 1994 and 5-14 from 1996 to 1999. Defendants … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Chin Voted in Tort Cases?

This week, we’re beginning our review of the Justices’ individual voting records in tort cases, beginning with senior Associate Justice Ming Chin. Through the end of 2019, Justice Chin has participated in 149 tort cases. He has voted for the defendants’ position 84 times and has voted for tort plaintiffs 65 times. Between 1997 and … Continue Reading

How Did Justices Kruger and Groban Vote in Cases Involving Insurer Parties?

Since she joined the Court in 2015, Justice Kruger has participated in six cases involving insurer parties, splitting her votes down the middle – three for the insurer party, three against. Justice Kruger has participated in three cases won by the insurers at the Court of Appeal, voting to affirm one insurer win and voting … Continue Reading

How Did Justice Cuellar Vote in Civil Cases With Insurer Parties?

So far we’ve reviewed four Justices’ voting records in civil cases with insurers as named parties. Today, we’re looking at the data for Justice Cuellar. Like Justice Liu, Justice Cuellar has split his votes right down the middle on the six insurer cases he’s participated in – three votes for the insurer’s position, three votes … Continue Reading

How Did Justice Liu Vote in Civil Cases With Insurer Parties?

Today we continue our seven-part post reviewing the voting records of the individual Justices in civil cases involving insurers as named parties. Since joining the Court in 2011, Justice Liu has participated in eight such cases. He has evenly split his votes – four votes against the insurer’s position, four votes for. Four of these … Continue Reading

How Did Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye Vote in Civil Cases With Insurer Parties?

This is part three of our seven-part post reviewing the Justices’ voting records in cases involving insurer parties. Today: the Chief Justice. The Court has decided significantly fewer insurer cases from 2011 to 2019 than it did in the previous ten years. Since joining the Court, Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has voted for insurer parties in … Continue Reading

How Did Justice Corrigan Vote in Civil Cases With Insurer Parties?

Last week, we began a seven-part series reviewing each Justice’s voting record, one area of law at a time – beginning with civil cases involving an insurer party. Since 2006, Justice Corrigan has voted for insurer parties 11 times while voting against insurer parties ten times. From 2006 to 2010, she voted for insurers seven … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Chin Voted in Insurance Law Cases?

Today, we begin a seven-post series, reviewing the voting records of all seven current Justices in insurance law cases. First up is the Court’s senior Justice (by longevity), Justice Ming Chin, who announced his retirement last week. Since joining the Court in 1997, Justice Chin has supported insurers’ positions in 31 cases involving insurance law, … Continue Reading

How Did Insurers Fare at the Supreme Court Between 2000 and 2009?

We saw yesterday that between 1990 and 1999, insurers did quite well in insurance law cases at the Supreme Court, winning twenty while losing only twelve. Things took a sharp turn with the new decade, however; between 2000 and 2009, insurers won only seventeen cases while losing nineteen. Between 2000 and 2002, insurers won only … Continue Reading

How Did Insurers Fare at the Supreme Court Between 1990 and 1999?

Today, we’re beginning a series of posts examining the Supreme Court’s record with insurance law cases since 1990. First, let’s look at the simplest data point: the won-loss record for insurer parties. Between 1990 and 1999, insurers did quite well at the Court, winning twenty cases while losing only twelve. Insurers won four of six … Continue Reading
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