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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

How Were the Court’s Criminal Cases Distributed at the Court of Appeal (Part 3)?

Last week, we began analyzing how the Supreme Court’s criminal docket since 1994 has been distributed among the Districts and Divisions of the Court of Appeal.  Today, we address the years 2006 through 2011. Only 6.87% of the Court’s criminal cases arose from the First District in the years 2006 through 2011 – 25 of … Continue Reading

How Were the Court’s Criminal Cases Distributed at the Court of Appeal (Part 2)?

Yesterday, we began our review of the origins in the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court’s criminal docket. Today, we continue with the years 2000 through 2005. The Court decided thirty-four cases from the First District during these six years. Cases from Division One were few and far between – one each from 2000, … Continue Reading

How Were the Court’s Criminal Cases Distributed at the Court of Appeal (Part 1)?

For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been reviewing the Supreme Court’s experience with criminal cases, beginning with the years 1990 through 2005. This week, we begin our trip through the Supreme Court’s criminal docket. As we discussed two weeks ago, the First District accounted for 16.12% of the state’s population in 1990. The Court … Continue Reading

How Were the Court’s Civil Cases Distributed at the Court of Appeals (Part 4)?

Yesterday, we reviewed the year-by-year data for the distribution of the Court’s civil docket among the Districts and Divisions of the Court of Appeal. Today, we review the most recent data, from 2012 to year-to-date 2017. The Court heard twenty-four cases from the First District during this time. The Court decided one case from Division … Continue Reading

How Were the Court’s Civil Cases Distributed at the Court of Appeals (Part 3)?

Last week, we reviewed the year-by-year distribution of the Court’s civil docket among the Districts and Divisions of the Court of Appeal for the years 1994 through 2005. Today, we review the data for the years 2006 through 2011. The Court has decided forty-five civil cases which originated in the First District. The Court decided … Continue Reading

How Were the Court’s Civil Cases Distributed at the Court of Appeals (Part 1)?

Last week, we reviewed the government’s record in civil and criminal appeals. This week, we begin our review of which Districts of the Court of Appeal have produced the most civil cases each year. Just as we did earlier this week in our study of the Illinois Supreme Court’s caseload, we use population distribution as … Continue Reading

Which Districts of the Court of Appeal Average the Most Votes to Affirm in Criminal Cases (Part 2)?

For the past week, we’ve been refining our analysis of the reversal rates of each District and Division of the Court of Appeal by tracking the average votes to affirm of each District and Division before the Supreme Court.  Today, we address the average votes to affirm in criminal cases between 2008 and 2015.  As … Continue Reading

Which Districts of the Court of Appeal Average the Most Votes to Affirm in Civil Cases (Part 2)?

Last week, we began another phase of our analysis of the standing of the Courts of Appeal in the California Supreme Court’s decision making, calculating three-year floating average votes to affirm each District of the Court of Appeal in civil and criminal cases.  Today, we begin the second half of that analysis with the civil … Continue Reading

Tracking the Reversal Rates of the Districts of the Courts of Appeal in Criminal Cases, 2008-2015 (Part 2)

Today, we complete our two-week review of the reversal rates of the Districts and Divisions of the Courts of Appeal in civil and criminal cases between 2000 and 2015. The Court has heard only two criminal cases from Division One of the First District between 2008 and 2015.  Both were affirmed.  Division Two of the … Continue Reading

Tracking the Reversal Rates of the Districts of the Courts of Appeal in Civil Cases, 2008-2015 (Part 2)

Last week, we began reviewing the reversal rate of each District (and Division) of the Courts of Appeal in civil and criminal cases.  We began with the years 2000 through 2007.  This week, we analyze the data for the years 2008 through 2015. Division One of the First District has fared quite well for the … Continue Reading

Tracking the Reversal Rates of the Districts of the Courts of Appeal in Criminal Cases (Part 1)

Yesterday, we addressed the District-by-District three-year floating reversal rates in civil cases in the Courts of Appeal from 2002 through 2007.  Today we turn our attention to the performance of the Courts of Appeal in criminal cases. Division Two of the First District improved its performance consistently through these years – from one-quarter affirmance in … Continue Reading

Tracking the Reversal Rates of the Districts of the Courts of Appeal in Civil Cases (Part 1)

Last week, we finished reviewing the voting patterns of the California Supreme Court in automatic death penalty appeals – how often was the Court’s decision unanimous, and how often did the Court have zero and one dissenter?  This week, we turn to the District-by-District reversal rates of the Courts of Appeal. Because the districts of … Continue Reading
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