For the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a deep dive on the Supreme Court’s tort cases.  To begin, we’ll consider whether there is any relationship between the party which won at the Court of Appeal and the result at the Supreme Court in tort cases for the years 1990 through 1999.

We begin with

So what percentage of criminal cases arise from final judgments?  This time, we’re reviewing the data from the years 1990 through 1999.  Since a substantial fraction of the court’s criminal cases come from death penalty appeals, we include both final judgments and death penalty cases.

Between 1990 and 1992, the percentage of final judgments in