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Which Counties Produce the Court’s Criminal Docket (Part 7)?

Yesterday, we reviewed the second half of the list of counties which produced the Supreme Court’s civil docket from 1994 through 2017.  Today, we’re wrapping up the list on the criminal, quasi-criminal, juvenile and disciplinary side of the docket. Overall, Yolo County has accounted for 0.61% of the Court’s total criminal caseload.  Placer and Butte … Continue Reading

Which Counties Produce the Court’s Civil Docket (Part 7)?

For the past several weeks, we’ve been looking at the data for which Superior Courts have produced the largest share, year by year, of the Court’s civil and criminal dockets.  Last week, we began looking at the overall numbers for the years 1994 through 2017, reviewing the most frequent counties on the Court’s docket.  This … Continue Reading

Which Counties Produce the Court’s Criminal Docket (Part 6)?

Yesterday, we reviewed the collective data for the years 1994 through 2017 to determine the leading geographical sources of the Court’s civil docket.  Today, we’re looking at the leading sources of the Court’s criminal docket. Los Angeles County accounted for 27.4% of the Court’s criminal docket.  San Diego and Orange counties were next, producing 8.63% … Continue Reading

Which Counties Produce the Court’s Civil Docket (Part 6)?

For the past five weeks, we’ve reviewed the year-by-year data for which trial courts have produced the Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets from 1994 through 2017.  This week, we’re summarizing the entire twenty-four years – today, the civil docket, and tomorrow, the criminal cases. Between 1994 and 2017, the Court has decided 1,056 civil … Continue Reading

Which Counties Produce the Court’s Criminal Docket (Part 5)?

Yesterday, we reviewed the geographical sources of the Court’s civil docket from 2014 through 2017.  Today, we’re looking at the data for the criminal, quasi-criminal and disciplinary docket. The Court decided nineteen criminal cases in 2014 which originated in Los Angeles.  The Court decided six cases from Riverside, five from Orange County, four from Sacramento … Continue Reading

Which Counties Produce the Court’s Civil Docket (Part 5)?

For the past several weeks, we’ve been reviewing the year by year data relating to which counties have produced the Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets.  This week, we’ve reached our final part – the years 2014 through 2017.  First up – the civil docket. In 2014, the Court decided ten civil cases from Los … Continue Reading

What Counties Produce the Court’s Criminal Docket (Part 4)?

In our last post, we looked at the originating trial courts for the Supreme Court’s civil docket for the years 2009 through 2013.  With this post, we’re looking at the Court’s criminal docket for the same years. In 2009, the Court decided a dozen criminal cases from Los Angeles.  The Court decided five cases from … Continue Reading

What Counties Produce the Court’s Civil Docket (Part 4)?

For the past several weeks, we’ve been reviewing the trial courts which produced the Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets since 1994.  This week, we’re looking at the years 2009 through 2013 – first up, the civil docket. The Supreme Court decided only a dozen civil cases from Los Angeles in 2009.  The Court decided … Continue Reading

Which Counties Produce the Court’s Criminal Docket (Part 3)?

Yesterday, we reviewed which counties produced the Supreme Court’s civil docket, year by year, for the years 2004 through 2008.  Today, we’re looking at the criminal docket for the same years. In 2004, the Court decided sixteen criminal cases from the Los Angeles Superior Court.  It decided nine cases from San Diego, five cases from … Continue Reading

Which Counties Produce the Court’s Civil Docket (Part 3)?

For the past two weeks, we’ve been considering which county trial courts produce the Court’s civil and criminal dockets, year by year.  This week, we’re looking at the data for the years 2004 through 2008. In 2008, the Court decided twenty-two civil cases from Los Angeles County.  The Court decided seven cases from San Francisco, … Continue Reading

Which Counties Produce the Court’s Criminal Docket (Part 2)?

Yesterday, we reviewed the year by year data on which trial courts produced the Court’s civil docket for the years 1999 through 2003.  Today, we’re looking at the criminal docket. In 1999, the Court decided nineteen criminal cases from Los Angeles County.  The rest of the docket was quite spread out.  The Court decided three … Continue Reading

Which Counties Produce the Court’s Criminal Docket (Part 1)?

Yesterday, we reviewed the counties which produced the Supreme Court’s civil docket for the years 1994 through 1998.  Today, we’re reviewing the Court’s criminal docket for the same years. In 1994, the Court decided nine criminal cases from Los Angeles.  The Court decided six cases from San Diego, three from Orange, Riverside and Santa Clara … Continue Reading

Which Counties Produce the Court’s Civil Docket (Part 1)?

Last week, we completed our review of the government’s winning percentage in civil cases between 1994 and the present.  This week, we’re beginning a new subject – which trial courts accounted for the Court’s civil and criminal dockets?  First up: the civil docket for the years 1994 through 1998. In 1994, the Court decided fifteen … 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

Where Do the California Supreme Court’s Civil Cases Originate (Part 8)?

Today, we conclude our series on the originating jurisdictions, year-by-year, of the Court’s civil docket. In 2014, as usual, Los Angeles led, originating ten of the Court’s civil cases.  Two cases between in Alameda County and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  One case apiece started in Riverside, Ventura, Tuolumne, … Continue Reading

Where Do the California Supreme Court’s Civil Cases Originate (Part 7)?

This week, we conclude our series of posts on the originating jurisdictions, year-by-year, of the California Supreme Court’s civil docket – not the first trial court, but the council, agency or department where the case began.  Today, we look at the years 2011 through 2013. As usual, in 2011, the Los Angeles County Superior Court … Continue Reading

Where Do the California Supreme Court’s Civil Cases Originate (Part 6)?

Today, we continue our ongoing series of posts about the originating jurisdictions of the California Supreme Court’s civil docket with the years 2009 and 2010. The data for 2009 is reported in Table 242 below.  That year, Los Angeles County originated twelve cases.  San Diego originated five.  Orange County produced four, San Francisco County three, … Continue Reading

Where Do the California Supreme Court’s Civil Cases Originate (Part 5)?

For the past two weeks, we’ve been reviewing the originating jurisdictions – not the first trial court, but the first authority, whether agency, council or board – for the California Supreme Court’s civil docket between 1994 and 2016.  Today, we’ve reached 2006. Table 239 reports the data for 2006.  The Los Angeles Superior Court originated … Continue Reading
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