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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 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
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