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

Yesterday, we reviewed average votes to affirm in criminal cases for the First District’s Divisions and the first five Divisions of the Second District.  Today, we’re reviewing the data for the rest of the state. Division Six of the Second District had a votes to affirm of four or more in only three years (1998, … 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 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

Which Districts of the Court of Appeal Average the Most Votes to Affirm in Criminal Cases (Part 1)

Yesterday, we turned our attention to the average votes to affirm in civil cases the Districts of the Court of Appeal in civil cases at the California Supreme Court between 2000 and 2007.  Today, we address the average votes to affirm on the criminal side of the docket during those same years. Not surprisingly, most … Continue Reading

Which Districts of the Court of Appeal Average the Most Votes to Affirm in Civil Cases (Part 1)

Last week, we completed our analysis of the reversal rates of each District and Division of the Court of Appeal.  Today, we begin our analysis of a related question: which Districts and Divisions have averaged the most votes to affirm the Court of Appeal’s decision each year?  Obviously, there’s a big difference between Districts which … Continue Reading
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