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Are Longer-Pending Cases More Likely to be Affirmances in Criminal Cases? (Part 1 – 2000-2007)

Yesterday, we showed that between 2000 and 2007, affirmances took somewhat longer in civil cases than reversals did.  Today, we address the Court’s criminal cases for the same years. We report the data for lag time from grant of review to oral argument in Table 177 below.  As the chart reflects, once again, affirmances took … Continue Reading

Are Longer-Pending Cases More Likely to be Affirmances in Civil Cases? (Part 1 – 2000-2007)

For the past two weeks, we’ve been reviewing the average time civil and criminal cases have remained pending from grant of review to argument to decision.  This week and next, we’ll be addressing whether there is any correlation between the lag time of the Court’s cases and the ultimate result.  In other words, do affirmances … Continue Reading

How Long Have Criminal Cases Lasted From Grant to Argument to Decision (Part 2 – 2008-2016)?

Yesterday, we analyzed the lag times – from grant of review to oral argument, and oral argument to decision – in the Court’s civil docket from 2008 to 2016.  Today, we’ll address the data for the criminal docket.  One definition – for cases such as the death penalty docket where there is no grant of … Continue Reading

How Long Have Civil Cases Lasted From Grant to Argument to Decision (Part 2 – 2008-2016)?

Last week, we began addressing the issue of the average lag time from grant of review to oral argument and from argument to decision, analyzing the data for the civil and criminal dockets from 2000 to 2007.  This week, we’ll address the data for 2008 through 2016, beginning today with the civil docket. There is … Continue Reading
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