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How Have Defendants Fared in Workers Compensation Cases Since 1990?

As we continue our issue-by-issue examination of the Court’s voting patterns in various areas of law, this week and next we’re addressing the Court’s workers compensation decisions. Between 1990 and 1997, the Court decided fourteen workers compensation cases in all – one in 1990, two each in 1991 and 1992, five in 1993, none in … Continue Reading

How Have Defendants Fared in Civil Constitutional Law Cases (Part 4 of 4)?

Today, we’re finishing our trip through the Court’s docket of civil constitutional law cases, 1990-2018. Civil constitutional law cases have been comparatively uncommon on the Court’s docket from 2014 to 2019.  The Court has heard only fifteen cases in all: one in 2014, two each in 2015 and 2016, five in 2017, three in 2018 … Continue Reading

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

Last time, we reviewed the data for the Court’s civil constitutional law cases between 1990 and 1997.  This time, we’re looking at the numbers for the years 1998 to 2005. Constitutional law cases were slightly up for the years 1998 to 2005, with the Court deciding fifty-three civil constitutional law cases.  Specifically, the Court decided … Continue Reading

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

Today, we’re continuing our ongoing series of posts looking at the Court’s performance over the years, one area of law at a time.  This week, we’re looking at the Court’s history with civil constitutional law cases (for purposes of this analysis, we’re disregarding the constitutional law cases which arise in criminal cases). Between 1990 and … Continue Reading

How Have Tort Defendants Fared at the Supreme Court Since 1990 (Part 2 of 3)?

Last time, we began our in-depth review of the Court’s record in 1990 in tort cases.  Today, we’re continuing that analysis. Between 2000 and 2009, the Court’s tort docket continued to be mostly comprised of cases won by the plaintiffs below – 42 plaintiff wins, 33 defense wins.  Although the two sides’ contributions were tied … Continue Reading

How Have Tort Defendants Fared at the Supreme Court Since 1990 (Part 1)?

Last week, we reviewed the data on how the Supreme Court has handled insurance law cases since 1990 – both what sorts of cases the Court decides, which side typically prevails, and the individual Justices’ voting records on insurance cases.  This week (and next Thursday), we’ll be asking the same questions for the Court’s tort … Continue Reading

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
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