The Petition for Review

Today, we’re looking at the overall lag time data: the average period from the order granting the petition for review in non-death penalty criminal cases to oral argument.

The average was 392.57 days in 1990, 310.56 in 1991, 440.04 in 1992, 451.64 in 1993, 442.29 in 1994, 485.35 in 1995, 575.1 in 1996, 320.8 in

Today, we’re reviewing the average lag time for our proxy for the Supreme Court’s decisional period in non-death penalty criminal cases: the lag time from the filing of the final brief – whether the reply brief, an amicus brief or a supplemental brief – to oral argument.

The average lag time was 262.47 days in

Our next step in our comprehensive review of lag times at the Supreme Court is the average time from the Court’s order granting review to the filing of the Appellant’s Opening Brief.  Absent any extensions, the appellant’s opening brief is due 30 days after the order granting review.  (Rule of Court 8.520(a).)

From 1990 to

This time, we’re concluding our review of the Court of Appeal Districts and Divisions which accounted for the Court’s criminal docket by reviewing the years 2005 to 2019.  Between 2005 and 2009, the Court decided 22 criminal cases from the First District: 7 from Division 2, 4 apiece from Divisions 1, 4 and 5 and

Last week, we reviewed the Districts and Divisions which accounted for the Supreme Court’s civil docket between 1990 and 2019.  This week, we’re looking at the sources of the criminal docket.

Between 1990 and 1994, the Court decided 16 criminal cases from the First District: 5 each from Divisions 4 and 5, 3 from Division

This week, we’re looking at a new subject – updating our data on the Court of Appeal Districts and Divisions which produced the Supreme Court’s docket.  First up – the civil cases.

Between 1990 and 1994, the Court decided 45 civil cases from San Francisco’s First District – 1 which we were unable to attribute

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