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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

Where Do the California Supreme Court’s Civil Cases Originate (Part 4)?

Yesterday, we continued our review of the originating jurisdiction for the California Supreme Court’s civil docket – the original agency, department, council or court.  Today, we continue our review. In 2003, thirteen cases originated in Los Angeles County.  Five began in San Francisco, three each in Santa Clara, Sacramento and San Bernardino county, and two … Continue Reading

Where Do the California Supreme Court’s Civil Cases Originate (Part 3)?

Last week, we reviewed the data on the originating jurisdictions of the California Supreme Court’s civil cases between 1995 and 1999.  This week, we review the data from 2000 through 2005. The Los Angeles Superior Court originated eighteen cases in 2000.  The court heard six cases which arose from San Francisco, three from Santa Clara … Continue Reading

Where Do the Supreme Court’s Civil Cases Originate (Part 2)?

Yesterday, we began our year-by-year review of where the Court’s civil cases have originated since 1994.  By doing so, we can see trends in the administrative and executive agencies where the Court’s cases come from.  Last time, we reviewed the data for 1994, 1995 and 1996.  Today, we’re looking at the years 1997-1999. For 1997, … Continue Reading

Where Do the Supreme Court’s Civil Cases Originate (Part 1)?

In our recent expansion of Sedgwick’s California Supreme Court database, one of the variables we added was the originating jurisdiction.  Given that the Court always has a significant number of administrative mandate cases, originating jurisdiction is a more precise measure of where the Court’s cases are coming from than solely tracking the original trial court. … Continue Reading

The Geographic Sources of the California Supreme Court’s Docket – Overall Conclusions

Today, we conclude our analysis of the originating jurisdictions for the California Supreme Court’s civil, criminal and death penalty dockets between 2000 and 2015. We began our analysis by reviewing the top ten counties in California in terms of population. How closely do those counties’ share of the population match their shares of each docket? … Continue Reading

The Geographic Sources of the California Supreme Court’s Death Penalty Docket, 2010-2015

For the past several weeks, we’ve been taking a close look at the originating jurisdictions for the California Supreme Court’s civil, criminal and death penalty dockets between 2000 and 2015.  Today, we take the final step in that analysis, looking at the death penalty docket since 2010. We’ve shown in previous posts that the death … Continue Reading

The Geographical Sources of the California Supreme Court’s Criminal Docket, 2010-2015

For the past several weeks, we’ve been reviewing the originating jurisdictions – in nearly all cases, the county Superior Court – which have accounted for the California Supreme Court’s civil, criminal and death penalty dockets. Yesterday, we reviewed the civil docket between 2010 and 2015.  Today, we turn to the criminal docket for the same … Continue Reading

The Geographical Sources of the California Supreme Court’s Civil Docket, 2010-2015

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been reviewing the originating jurisdiction for the California Supreme Court’s civil, criminal and death penalty dockets since 2000.  Today, we begin the final phase of our review: the years 2010-2015, beginning with the civil docket. We began this process by reviewing the 2010 county population data for California.  That … Continue Reading

The Geographical Sources of the California Supreme Court’s Death Penalty Docket, 2005-2009

In the past two weeks, we’ve reviewed the geographical sources of the California Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets between 2005 and 2009.  Today, we address the automatic appeal death penalty docket. Los Angeles county accounted for more than half of the automatic appeal death penalty docket in 2005 – 13 of 25 cases.  In … Continue Reading

The Geographical Sources of the California Supreme Court’s Criminal Docket, 2005-2009

Last week, we concluded our look at the geographical sources of the California Supreme Court’s docket between 2000 and 2004 and addressed the civil docket between 2005 and 2009.  This week, we address the criminal and death penalty dockets during the years 2005 through 2009. Los Angeles once again dominated the criminal docket, producing 24 … Continue Reading

The Geographical Sources of the California Supreme Court’s Death Penalty Docket, 2000-2004

Last week, we began our review of the originating jurisdiction for the California Supreme Court’s docket since 2000 with a look at the civil and criminal dockets between 2000 and 2004.  We discovered that while Los Angeles County, the largest county in the state in terms of population, dominates both the criminal and civil docket, … Continue Reading
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