Justice Liu has written 67 majority opinions in criminal cases since joining the Court in 2011.  He has written 27 majority opinions in criminal cases (40.3% of the total).  He has written ten opinions in sentencing cases, seven in criminal procedure cases, six cases involving violent crimes, five cases involving juvenile offenses and four habeas

In this and the following post, we’ll be completing our six-part review of Justice Goodwin Liu’s tenure to date, looking at the areas of civil and criminal law in which he’s written his majority and minority opinions.  Note once again that to maintain an even playing field, 2021 data is through the same date for

In part 4 of our review of Justice Liu’s tenure, we’re reviewing the data on how in sync with the Court’s shifting majorities he has been during his tenure.  More specifically, we’re calculating the percentage of civil and criminal cases in which Justice Liu has been in complete agreement with the majority (in other words,

Today, we’re continuing our review of Justice Goodwin Liu’s tenure with an in-depth look at his voting record on the Court.

Since joining the Court, Justice Liu has cast 106 votes to affirm, 157 votes to reverse and 24 split votes to affirm in part and reverse in part in civil cases.  Affirm votes have

Since joining the Court in 2011, Justice Liu has written 84 opinions in civil cases – 52 majority opinions, 22 concurrences and 10 dissents.  His heaviest year for majority opinions was 2013 with eight.  His lightest full years, with four majorities each, were 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2020.  His heaviest years for concurrences were 2015

This week, we’re beginning a six-part review of the tenure of Justice Goodwin Liu.  Justice Liu took his seat on the Supreme Court on September 1, 2011.

Since that time, he has participated in 311 civil cases.  His heaviest year for civil cases was 2017, when he participated in 42.  His lightest full year was

We conclude with the Chief Justice’s record in majority and dissenting opinions for criminal, quasi-criminal, mental health and juvenile justice cases.  The Chief Justice has written 81 majority opinions in criminal cases.  Forty-one of those eighty-one opinions were in death penalty cases.  She has written a dozen majority opinions each in criminal procedure and sentencing

We’re concluding our review of Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye’s tenure to date with a look at her majority and dissenting opinions.

The Chief Justice has written 49 majority opinions in civil cases.  The leading topic is civil procedure with fifteen, followed by government and administrative law (10 majorities), constitutional law (6 majorities), tort law (5 majorities)

Today, we’re in the fourth part of our six-part review of Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye’s tenure.  This time, we’re reviewing the data on how often the Chief Justice is in the majority.

The short answer: a lot.  Since joining the Court, the Chief Justice has voted in the majority in 96.69% of her civil cases.  The

We’re on to the third part of our six-part review of Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye’s tenure at the Supreme Court.  Today, we’re reviewing the Chief Justice’s voting record.

The Chief Justice has voted to affirm 114 times since 2011.  She has voted to reverse 169 times and cast split votes to affirm in part and reverse