How Did Employment Law Defendants Fare at the Supreme Court 1990-1999?

From 1990 to 1999, the Supreme Court decided 22 employment law cases.  Defendants won ten of those 22 cases.  From 1990 to 1994, defendants won four cases and lost four.  From 1995 to 1999, defendants won six of 14 cases.

The defendants won seven of those employment cases at the Court of Appeal.  The Supreme Court affirmed three of those seven defense wins.

Fifteen of those employment law cases were lost by the defendants at the Court of Appeal.  The Supreme Court reversed, in whole or in part, seven of those fifteen decisions.  From 1990 to 1994, the Supreme Court reversed four of eight defendants’ losses.  From 1995 to 1999, the Court reversed three of seven decisions.

Join us back here next week as we continue our review of the Court’s employment law decisions.

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How Have Justices Kruger and Groban Voted in Criminal Sentencing Cases?

Justice Kruger has participated in 35 criminal sentencing cases since joining the Court.  She has voted for defendants in 15 of those cases and against defendants 20 times.

Ten of those 35 cases were won by defendants below.  Justice Kruger has voted to affirm in six of those ten cases.

The remaining 25 cases were lost by defendants at the Court of Appeal.  Justice Kruger voted to reverse, in whole or in part, in nine of those cases and voted to affirm 16 times.

Justice Groban has participated in three criminal sentencing cases since joining the Court.  He voted for defendants in one of those three cases.  Justice Groban voted to reverse the only defense win from the Court of Appeal, and split his votes – once to reverse, once to affirm – in the two cases lost by defendants below.

Join us next time as we begin our review of the Justices’ voting records in a new civil area of law.

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How Has Justice Cuellar Voted in Criminal Sentencing Cases?

Justice Cuellar participated in 35 criminal sentencing cases between joining the Court in 2015 and the end of 2019.  He has supported defendants’ position in 18 of those cases and voted against defendants 17 times.

Ten of those cases were won by the defendants at the Court of Appeal.  Justice Cuellar has voted to affirm six of those defendants’ wins and voted to reverse, in whole or in part, four times.

The remaining 25 cases were lost by the defendants at the Court of Appeal.  Justice Cuellar voted to reverse, in whole or in part, 12 of those decisions and voted to affirm 13 times.

Join us back here next week as we address the remaining Justices’ voting records in criminal sentencing cases.

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How Has Justice Liu Voted in Criminal Sentencing Cases?

From joining the Court through the end of 2019, Justice Liu has participated in 58 criminal sentencing cases.  He has voted for defendants’ position in 31 of those cases and against defendants 27 times.  From 2011 to 2014, he voted for defendants in 13 of 23 cases.  From 2015 to 2019, he voted for defendants 18 times and against *them 17 times.

Eighteen of those cases were won by defendants below.  Justice Liu has voted to affirm in eight of those cases and voted to reverse, in whole or in part, ten times.  From 2011 to 2014, he voted to affirm only two of eight cases.  From 2015 to 2019, he voted to affirm six decisions and to reverse in four cases.

Justice Liu has participated in 40 criminal sentencing cases lost by the defendants at the Court of Appeal.  He has voted to reverse, in whole or in part, in 23 of those 40 cases.  From 2011 to 2014, he voted to reverse in 11 of 15 cases.  From 2015 to 2019, he voted to reverse, in whole or in part, in 12 of these cases and to affirm 13 times.

Join us back here tomorrow as we continue our review of the Justices’ voting records.

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How Has Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye Voted in Criminal Sentencing Cases?

Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has participated in 56 criminal sentencing cases since joining the Court.  She has voted for defendants in 26 cases and against them 30 times.  From 2011 to 2014, she voted for defendants in 11 of 21 cases.  From 2015 to 2019, she voted for defendants 15 times and against them in 20 cases.

The Chief Justice has participated in 18 criminal sentencing cases won by the defendants below.  She has voted to affirm in eight of those cases and to reverse 10 times.  From 2011 to 2015, she voted to affirm defendants’ wins only twice and to reverse six times.  From 2015 to 2019, she voted to affirm six of ten defendants’ wins.

The Chief Justice has participated in 38 criminal sentencing cases lost by the defendants below.  She has voted to reverse, in whole or in part, in 18 of those 38 cases.  From 2011 to 2014, she voted to reverse nine times and to affirm in four cases.  From 2015 to 2019, she voted to reverse in nine cases and to affirm in 16 cases.

Join us back here next Thursday as we continue our review of the individual Justices’ voting records.

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How Has Justice Corrigan Voted in Criminal Sentencing Cases?

Justice Corrigan has participated in 96 criminal sentencing cases since joining the Court, supporting defendants in 36 cases and voting against defendants 60 times.  From 2006 to 2009, she voted for defendants in seven of 24 cases.  From 2010 to 2014, she voted for defendants in 14 cases and against them 23 times.  From 2015 to 2019, she voted for defendants 15 times and against them in 20 cases.

Justice Corrigan has participated in 32 criminal sentencing cases won by the defendants below, voting to affirm in a dozen and to reverse, in whole or in part, 20 times.  From 2006 to 2009, she voted to affirm in three of nine cases.  From 2010 to 2014, she voted to affirm in three cases and to reverse in ten cases.  From 2015 to 2019, she voted to affirm six times and to reverse in four cases.

Justice Corrigan has participated in 64 criminal sentencing cases lost by the defendants below.  She has voted to reverse 24 of those decisions and to affirm 40 times.  From 2006 to 2009, she voted to reverse four times and to affirm in eleven cases.  From 2010 to 2014, she voted to reverse 11 times and to affirm in 13 cases.  From 2015 to 2019, she voted to reverse nine times and to affirm in 16 cases.

Join us back here tomorrow as we review the Chief Justice’s voting record in criminal sentencing cases.

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How Has Justice Chin Voted in Criminal Sentencing Cases?

Justice Chin has participated in 163 criminal sentencing cases since taking his seat.  He has voted for defendants’ position in 51 of those cases and against them 112 times.  From 1996 to 1999, he voted for defendants 12 times and against them in 14 cases.  From 2000 to 2004, he voted for defendants five times and against them in 32 cases.  From 2005 to 2009, he voted for defendants seven times and against them in 21 cases.  From 2010 to 2014, he voted for defendants in 13 cases and against them 24 times.  From 2015 to 2019, he voted for defendants 14 times and against them 21 times.

Justice Chin has participated in 61 criminal sentencing cases won by the defendants below.  He has voted to affirm 20 of those decisions and to reverse in whole or in part 41 times.  Between 1996 and 1999, he voted to affirm only once and to reverse in six cases.  From 2000 to 2004, he voted to affirm once and to reverse in 14 cases.  From 2005 to 2009, he voted to affirm in six cases and to reverse in six cases.  From 2010 to 2014, he voted to affirm seven times and to reverse in ten cases.  From 2015 to 2019, he voted to affirm five times and to reverse five times.

Justice Chin has participated in 102 criminal sentencing cases lost by the defendants below.  He has voted to reverse 31 of those decisions and to affirm 71 times.  From 1996 to 1999, he voted to reverse 11 times and to affirm in eight cases.  From 2000 to 2004, he voted to reverse four times and to affirm in 18 cases.  From 2005 to 2009, he voted to reverse only once and to affirm 15 decisions.  From 2010 to 2014, he voted to reverse six times and to affirm in 14 cases.  From 2015 to 2019, he voted to reverse in nine cases and to affirm 16 times.

Join us back here next week as we continue our review of the Justices’ voting records.

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How Did Defendants Fare in Criminal Sentencing Cases at the Supreme Court 2010-2019?

Between 2010 and 2019, the Court has decided 72 criminal sentencing cases, finding for defendants 30 times and against them in 42 cases.  From 2010 to 2014, the Court found for defendants 14 times and against them in 23 cases.  From 2015 to 2019, the Court found for defendants 16 times and against them in 19 cases.

The Court has decided 23 criminal sentencing cases won by the defendants at the Court of Appeal, affirming nine times and reversing in 14 cases.  From 2010 to 2014, the Court affirmed in three of thirteen cases.  From 2015 to 2019, the Court affirmed six times and reversed in four cases.

The Court has decided 49 criminal sentencing cases lost by the defendants below.  It reversed in 21 of those cases and affirmed 28 times.  From 2010 to 2014, the Court reversed in 11 cases and affirmed 13 times.  From 2015 to 2019, the Court reversed 10 times and affirmed in 15 cases.

Join us back here next time as we begin our review of the individual Justices’ voting records on criminal sentencing cases.

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How Did Defendants Fare in Criminal Sentencing Cases 2000-2009?

Between 2000 and 2009, the Supreme Court decided 65 criminal sentencing cases.  The Court decided for defendants in only 12 of those cases, deciding against them 53 times.  Between 2000 and 2004, criminal defendants won five of 37 cases.  Between 2005 and 2009, criminal defendants won seven cases and lost 21 cases.

Twenty-seven of these cases were won by defendants below.  The Court affirmed only four of those decisions, reversing (in whole or in part) 23 times.  Between 2000 and 2004, the Court affirmed only one of seventeen decisions.  Between 2005 and 2009, the court affirmed three decisions and reversed seven decisions.

The Court has decided 38 criminal sentencing cases lost by defendants below.  The Court has reversed, in whole or in part, in eight of those cases, and has affirmed 30 times.  Between 2000 and 2004, the Court reversed only four of twenty decisions.  From 2005 to 2009, the Court reversed four of eighteen decisions.

Join us back here next week as we continue our examination of the Court’s record on sentencing cases.

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How Did Defendants Fare in Criminal Sentencing Cases 1990-1999?

Between 1990 and 1999, the Supreme Court decided 54 criminal sentencing cases.  The Court sided with defendants in only one-third of those cases, finding against defendants 36 times.  Between 1990 and 1994, defendants won five cases and lost twelve.  Between 1995 and 1999, defendants won 13 cases and lost 24.

Defendants won only 22 of these cases at the Court of Appeal.  The Supreme Court affirmed only three of the twenty-two defense wins, reversing (in whole or in part) 19 times.  Between 1990 and 1994, the Court affirmed only one of eight cases.  Between 1995 and 1999, the Court affirmed twice and reversed in 12 cases.

The Court decided 31 criminal sentencing cases lost by defendants below.  It reversed, in whole or in part, in 15 cases, affirming 16 times.  Between 1990 and 1994, the Court reversed in four cases, affirming four times.  From 1995 to 1999, the Court reversed 11 times and affirmed in 12 cases.

Join us tomorrow as we continue our examination of the Court’s criminal sentencing voting record.

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