Today, we’re reviewing the metric we’ve argued in past posts is a reasonable proxy for determining the degree to which a particular Justice is in sync ideologically with the rest of his Court (and/or the degree of influence that Justice has on the Court).  For purposes of this number, we’re including only total agreement –

Today, we’re continuing our multi-part series on the soon-to-conclude tenure on the Court of Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar.

We begin this time with a review of Justice Cuéllar’s votes.  To simplify our numbers (and since it’s the smallest portion of the docket), we disregard the certified question appeals where the Court’s holding was something other than

As we continue our review of Justice Cuéllar’s nearly seven years on the California Supreme Court, today we’re looking at his published opinions.  Since joining the Court, Justice Cuéllar has written 99 opinions – 43 in civil cases and 56 in criminal cases.

Justice Cuéllar has written a total of 27 civil majority opinions along

The resignation of Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar from the California Supreme Court becomes effective on Sunday, October 31.  Today, we’re beginning a four-part review of Justice Cuéllar’s tenure.

Justice Cuéllar took his seat on the Court on January 5, 2015, replacing retired Justice Marvin Baxter.  Since that time, he has participated in 513 cases (assuming no

On Thursday, September 16, Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar announced he will be leaving the Court effective Friday, October 29, to become President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said in a statement that Justice Cuéllar’s “legal intellect, academic training, and life experiences brought an essential perspective to California’s highest court.”  See

In 2010, Division Two of the Second District averaged six votes to affirm in cases not unanimously affirmed.  Division Four of the Second averaged three votes and Division Four of the First and Division Three of the Second averaged two votes.  In 2011, Division Three of the First District averaged six votes to affirm.  Divisions

This time, we’re addressing the first of our two-question analysis of the Districts’ record at the Supreme Court in civil cases: how likely is it that each District (and Division) will be affirmed unanimously?

In 2000, one-third of the decisions reviewed from Division One of the First District were affirmed unanimously, while none of the