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How Do the Illinois and California Supreme Courts’ Criminal Dockets Compare (Part 2)?

Yesterday, we began our comparison of the Illinois and California Supreme Courts’ criminal dockets for the past twenty-eight years.  We covered the years 1990 through 2003.  Today, we’re looking at the years 2004 to 2017. From 1990 to 2003, the Illinois Supreme Court wrote more criminal decisions than the California Supreme Court did.  Since that … Continue Reading

How Do the Illinois and California Supreme Court’s Criminal Dockets Compare (Part 1)?

Earlier this week, we began a multi-day crossover post at the Illinois Supreme Court Review, comparing the dockets of the Illinois and California Supreme Courts for the past twenty-eight years (1990-2017), and tracing how those Courts’ caseloads have evolved over that period.  In our first two posts, we addressed the Courts’ civil caseloads.  In this … Continue Reading

How Has the Court Decided Cases Involving Property Crimes Since 1990?

Yesterday, we looked at the Court’s history since 1990 with civil arbitration cases.  Today, we’re back on the criminal side of the docket, taking a closer look at the Court’s decision making in cases involving property crimes such as robbery, forgery and theft. Between 1990 and 2017, the Court’s cases were almost evenly split between … Continue Reading

How Has the Court Decided Arbitration Cases Since 1990?

Last week, we reviewed the year-by-year totals for the Court’s arbitration cases and cases involving property crimes.  Today, we’re taking a closer look at the data for arbitration cases. The Court’s 41 arbitration cases since 1990 have been almost equally split between defendants’ and plaintiffs’ wins – defendants’ wins from the Court of Appeal have … Continue Reading

How Many Cases Involving Property Crimes Does the Court Decide a Year?

Yesterday, we reviewed the yearly numbers of arbitration cases on the Court’s civil docket.  Today, we’re on the criminal side, looking at cases involving property crimes such as robbery, forgery and theft.  Since 1991, the Court has decided thirty-four cases involving the elements and defenses to property crimes. The Court decided one case per year … Continue Reading

How Has the Court Decided Criminal Cases Involving Sexual Offenses Since 1991?

Yesterday, we took a close look in the civil docket at the Court’s record since 1991 with employment law cases. Today, we’re on the criminal side of the docket, taking a further look at the Court’s cases involving sexual offenses. Over the entire twenty-seven year period, 52.38% of the Court’s criminal cases involving sexual offenses … Continue Reading

How Many Cases Involving Sexual Offenses Does the Court Decide a Year (1991-2017)?

Last time, we reviewed the Court’s year-by-year load of employment law cases. Today we’re on the criminal side of the docket, looking at the Court’s history with sexual offense cases. Since 1991, the Court has decided forty-two cases which primarily involved such issues. The Court had no such cases in 1991, two in 1992 and … Continue Reading

How Many Employment Law Cases Has the Court Decided a Year Since 1991?

Last week, we wrapped up our two-week consideration of the Court’s history with tax cases and attorney disciplinary matters.  This week and next, we’re turning to two new topics: on the civil side, the Court’s history with employment law.  On the criminal side, the Court’s cases primarily involving sex offense issues. Since 1991, the Court … Continue Reading

How Many Attorney Disciplinary Cases Does the Court Decide a Year?

Yesterday, we reviewed the Court’s tax law cases.  Today, we’re taking a closer look at the Court’s cases involving attorney discipline. For the entire period of 1991 through 2017, the Court decided forty-two attorney disciplinary cases – exactly half of them in 1991 (21 cases).  The Court decided no cases in 1992, 1993 or 1994 … Continue Reading

How Has the Court Decided Cases Involving the Elements of Violent Crimes Since 1991?

Last time, we took a close look at the workers compensation cases the Court has decided since 1991.  Now let’s turn our attention to the criminal docket – specifically, the Court’s decisions involving the elements of violent crimes.  The Court’s cases have been almost equally distributed by winner below – 49.47% of the Court’s cases … Continue Reading

How Many Cases Involving the Elements of Violent Crimes Has the Court Decided a Year?

Yesterday, we looked at the Court’s history with workers compensation cases.  Today, we’re in the criminal docket, reviewing the Court’s history with cases involving the elements of violent crimes.  The Court has decided ninety-three such cases between 1991 and 2017. The Court decided one such case in 1991, three in 1992, one in 1993, four … Continue Reading

How Has the Court Decided Juvenile Justice Cases Since 1991?

Yesterday, we reviewed in detail the Court’s domestic relations decisions since 1991.  Today, we’re on the criminal law side of the docket, looking at the Court’s juvenile justice decisions. Overall, 56.94% of the Court’s juvenile justice decisions were won by the State below.  The reversal rate was almost identical, regardless of who won below – … Continue Reading

How Has the Court Decided Domestic Relations Cases Since 1991?

Last week, we reviewed the yearly numbers for the Court’s domestic relations cases on the civil side and juvenile justice decisions from the criminal docket.  Today and tomorrow, we’re taking a closer look at those numbers. In all, the Court has decided forty-two cases arising from domestic relations disputes.  We code as “conservative” decisions cases … Continue Reading

How Many Criminal Cases Has the Court Decided a Year Involving Juvenile Justice Issues?

Yesterday, we began our review of the Court’s domestic relations cases on the civil side of the docket.  Today, we’re beginning our analysis of the seventy-seven decisions the Court handed down between 1991 and 2017 which principally involved juvenile justice issues. The Court had no juvenile cases in 1991, but two in 1992, three in … Continue Reading

How Have Habeas Corpus Defendants Fared at the Supreme Court Since 1991?

Last time, we took a detailed look at how insurers and policyholders have fared at the Supreme Court since 1991.  Today, we’re in the criminal docket, looking at the Court’s habeas corpus decisions. Because a substantial portion of the Court’s total habeas corpus caseload is death penalty cases which come straight to the Supreme Court … Continue Reading
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