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Where Did the Fourth District’s Criminal Cases Come From, 1990-2004?

Last week, we tracked the data for which county trial courts accounted for the Supreme Court’s civil cases from the Fourth District from 1990 to 2019.  This week, we’re looking at the criminal side of the ledger. In 1990, the Supreme Court decided three criminal cases from San Diego county and one from Riverside.  In … Continue Reading

Where Did the Fourth District’s Civil Cases Come From, 2005-2019?

In 2005, the Court decided four cases from San Diego, three from Riverside, two from San Bernardino and one from Orange county.  In 2006 and 2007, the Fourth District’s smallest counties, Imperial and Inyo, finally broke through with their first civil cases since our data begins in 1990.  In 2006, the Court decided four cases … Continue Reading

Where Did the Fourth District’s Civil Cases Come From, 1990-2004?

For the past several weeks, we’ve been looking at the data on which trial courts produced the Supreme Court’s civil and criminal cases for each District of the Court of Appeal, year by year since 1990.  This week, we’re looking at the data for civil cases from the Fourth District. The Fourth District is comprised … Continue Reading

Where Did the Third District’s Criminal Cases Come From, 2005-2019?

Last time, we reviewed the data on which county trial courts originated the Third District criminal cases decided by the Supreme Court between 1990 and 2004.  Now let’s finish up with the years 2005 to 2019. In 2005, the Court decided two criminal cases from Sacramento and one from San Joaquin.  In 2006, the Court … Continue Reading

Where Did the Third District’s Criminal Cases Come From, 1990-2004?

Last week, we reviewed the data on which trial court produced the Supreme Court’s Third District civil cases from 1990 to 2019.  This week, we’re reviewing the Court’s criminal cases from the Third District.  There are twenty-three counties in California’s Third District: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, … Continue Reading

Where Did the Third District’s Civil Cases Come From, 2005-2019?

In 2005, the Court decided five civil cases which originated in Sacramento and two from El Dorado.  In 2006, the Court decided five Sacramento cases and one each from Shasta and Sierra.  The following year, five cases originated in Sacramento and one each came from San Joaquin, Shasta and Sutter.  In 2008, four cases came … Continue Reading

Where Did the Third District’s Civil Cases Come From, 1990-2004?

Over the past two weeks, we’ve reviewed the Supreme Court’s Second District civil and criminal cases since 1990.  This week and next, we’re looking at the Court’s Third District cases. The Third District covers twenty-three California counties: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, … Continue Reading

Where Did the Court’s Second District’s Criminal Cases Come From (2005-2019)?

In 2005, the Court decided eight criminal cases from Los Angeles county.  In 2006, the Court decided five cases from Los Angeles and one from Santa Barbara.  The following year, the Court decided a dozen cases from Los Angeles and one from San Luis Obispo.  In 2008, the Court decided another dozen cases from Los … Continue Reading

Where Did the Court’s Second District Criminal Cases Come From (1990-2004)?

Last week, we examined the data for the county-by-county spread of the Supreme Court’s Second District civil cases.  This week, we’re looking at the Second District criminal cases. In 1990, the Court decided no Second District criminal cases at all.  In 1991, the Court decided one case from Los Angeles.  In 1992, the Court decided … Continue Reading

Where Did the Supreme Court’s Second District Civil Cases Come From (2005-2019)?

In 2005, Los Angeles produced fifteen civil cases and one was from Santa Barbara.  In 2006, the Court decided eighteen cases from Los Angeles, two from Santa Barbara and one from San Luis Obispo.  In 2007, seventeen cases were decided which originated in Los Angeles and one was from Santa Barbara.  In 2008, the Court … Continue Reading

Where Did the Supreme Court’s Second District Civil Cases Come From (1990-2004)?

Last week, we reviewed the data on how the Supreme Court’s First District civil and criminal cases were distributed among the counties of the District.  Today, we’re looking at the Second District. There are only four counties in the Second District – Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.  Given that Los Angeles … Continue Reading

Where Did the Court’s First District Criminal Cases Come From (Part 1 of 2)?

Last week, we tracked which county Circuit Courts accounted for the Supreme Court’s First District civil cases from 1990 to 2019.  This week, we’re looking at the criminal side. In 1990, the Court decided one case each from Contra Costa county and Mendocino.  In 1991, the Court decided one case from Alameda, Humboldt and Sonoma.  … Continue Reading

Where Did the Court’s First District Civil Cases Come From (Part 2 of 2)?

Last time, we began reviewing the Supreme Court’s civil cases from the First District, tracking the counties in which the cases originated, five years at a time.  Today we’re reviewing the data for the years 2005-2019. In 2005, the Court decided five cases from San Francisco, two from Alameda and one from Marin.  In 2006, … Continue Reading

Where Did the Court’s First District Civil Cases Come From (Part 1 of 2)?

Last time, we reviewed which Districts and Divisions of the Court of Appeal produced the Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets.  This week, we’re drilling down a bit more and looking at the originating trial courts.  Since we reviewed this data about eighteen months ago, we’re looking at it this time in a slightly different … Continue Reading

Which Districts of the Court of Appeal Account for the Court’s Criminal Docket (2005-2019)?

This time, we’re concluding our review of the Court of Appeal Districts and Divisions which accounted for the Court’s criminal docket by reviewing the years 2005 to 2019.  Between 2005 and 2009, the Court decided 22 criminal cases from the First District: 7 from Division 2, 4 apiece from Divisions 1, 4 and 5 and … Continue Reading

Which Districts of the Court of Appeal Account for the Court’s Criminal Docket (1990-2004)?

Last week, we reviewed the Districts and Divisions which accounted for the Supreme Court’s civil docket between 1990 and 2019.  This week, we’re looking at the sources of the criminal docket. Between 1990 and 1994, the Court decided 16 criminal cases from the First District: 5 each from Divisions 4 and 5, 3 from Division … Continue Reading

What District/Division of the Court of Appeal Averaged the Most Votes to Affirm Before the Supreme Court in Criminal Cases (Part 1)?

Last week, we delved more deeply into how each District and Division of the Court of Appeal has fared before the Supreme Court, reviewing the yearly average votes to affirm each court’s decision in civil cases.  This week, we’re reviewing the numbers for criminal cases from 1990 to 2017. Division One of the First District … Continue Reading

Which District/Division of the Court of Appeal Averaged the Most Votes to Affirm Before the Supreme Court in Civil Cases (Part 2)?

Today, we’re concluding our review of the average votes to affirm decisions in civil cases of each District and Division of the Court of Appeal between 1990 and 2017. For Division Six of the Second District, average votes to affirm was at four or more Justices in seven years since 1990 (1993, 1996, 1998, 2000, … Continue Reading

Which District/Division of the Court of Appeal Averaged the Most Votes to Affirm Before the Supreme Court in Civil Cases (Part 1)?

For the past two weeks, we’ve reviewed and compared the reversal rates for every District and Division of the Court of Appeal in civil and criminal cases at the Supreme Court.  But all affirmances and all reversals aren’t created equal, which is a problem with inferring too much from a reversal rate alone.  Whether the … Continue Reading

Which District or Division of the Court of Appeal Has Been Reversed Most Often in Criminal Cases Since 1990 (Part 2)?

Last time, we compared the twenty-eight year reversal rate for each District and Division of the Court of Appeal in civil and criminal cases before the Supreme Court.  Then we began our review of the year-by-year data in criminal cases for the First District, and the first half of the Divisions of the Second District.  … Continue Reading

Which District or Division of the Court of Appeal Has Been Reversed Most Often in Criminal Cases Since 1990?

Earlier this week, we looked at the reversal rates of the various Districts and Divisions of the Court of Appeal in civil cases before the Supreme Court.  Today and tomorrow, we’re reviewing the data for the Court’s criminal docket. But before we turn to the court-by-court numbers, let’s compare overall rates, both among the courts … Continue Reading

Which District of the Court of Appeal Had the Highest Reversal Rate in Civil Cases Since 1990 (Part 2)?

Yesterday, we began our court-by-court review of the three-year floating reversal rates of every District and Division of the Court of Appeal in civil cases decided by the Supreme Court.  Today, we’re concluding that project with Divisions 5-8 of the Second District and the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Districts. From 1990 to 2017, the … Continue Reading

Which District of the Court of Appeal Had the Highest Reversal Rate in Civil Cases Since 1990 (Part 1)?

This week, we’re taking a close look at the reversal rates of the various Districts and Divisions of the Court of Appeal in civil cases.  As always, we’re defining “criminal” cases in the data as criminal prosecutions, quasi-criminal actions (habeas corpus), juvenile and mental health cases that arise out of alleged criminal activity, and attorney … Continue Reading

How Were the Court’s Criminal Cases Distributed at the Court of Appeal (Part 4)?

Yesterday, we discussed which Districts and Divisions of the Court of Appeal produced the Supreme Court’s criminal docket for the years 2006 through 2011. Today, we finish the story, reviewing the years 2012 through 2017 (year-to-date). Only twenty of the Court’s 311 criminal cases for the years 2012 through 2017 originated in the First District.  … Continue Reading
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