This time, we’re measuring the length of Supreme Court review in civil cases by an alternative measure – the average number of days from the close of briefing to oral argument.  One caveat – this data set runs from the close of all briefing – including amici and any supplemental briefs – to oral argument. 

Turning finally to the Sixth District, according to the 2020 census, Santa Clara County was 73.17% of the population.  Monterey County accounted for 16.59% of the population among the three counties contributing cases to the docket and Santa Cruz was 10.24%.

Santa Clara County had cases on the Supreme Court’s civil docket in seven of

With this post, we turn our attention to the Fifth District.  Fresno (33.63%) and Kern counties (30.31%) comprise a large slice of the District’s population.  Stanislaus County is 18.43%, Tulare is 15.77% and Tuolumne County is 1.85%.

Fifth District civil cases were relatively uncommon on the Court’s docket between 2010 and 2019.  Fresno County had

According to the 2020 census, Sacramento County accounted for 52.94% of the population of the Third District.  San Joaquin County was 26.02%.  Yolo was 7.23%, Butte County was 7.07%, Shasta County had 6.08% and Plumas County was 0.66% of the District.

During the decade, Sacramento County produced 11 cases for the Supreme Court’s civil docket. 

As we’ve discussed before, Los Angeles County accounts for nearly all of the population in the Second District.  According to the 2020 census, the population of LA County was 10,014,009 – 86.41% of the Second District.  Ventura County was 7.28%, Santa Barbara was 3.87% and San Luis Obispo accounted for 2.44%.

Nearly all of the

Alameda County remained the biggest county in the First District according to the 2020 census, accounting for 29.56% of the population in the First District.  Contra Costa was next, with 20.49% of the District.  San Francisco was third at 15.36% and San Mateo was right behind at 13.43%.  Sonoma had 8.59%, Solano was 7.97% and

For the years 2000 through 2009, San Diego was 29.41% of the Fourth District population.  Orange County had 28.6%, Riverside County was 20.81% and San Bernardino was 19.34%.  Imperial County was 1.66% and Inyo County was 0.18%.

San Diego had civil cases reach the Supreme Court every year, totaling 38 for the decade.  Orange County

For the years 2010 through 2019, overall reversal rates for First District civil cases were 100% in insurance cases, environmental law, arbitration, tax, commercial law and election law.  The reversal rate in tort was 80%.  The rate for employment law cases was 71.4%.  Two-thirds of domestic relations cases were reversed.  The reversal rate for civil

Overall reversal rates for the years 2000-2009 in wills and estates law, environmental law and election law were 100%.  The reversal rate for government and administrative law cases was 74.19%.  The rate for employment law cases was 73.68%.  The rate for domestic relations and arbitration law was 71.43%.  Working our way down the line, the