Finally, we reach the final part of this second series of our multi-part post on the geographic origins of the Court’s civil docket.

Santa Clara accounts for 72.45% of the population in the counties with cases on the civil docket in the 00s.  Monterey was 16.88% and Santa Cruz was 10.67%.

Santa Clara had cases on the civil docket in seven of ten years, accounting for 16 cases in all.  Monterey had only four cases and Santa Cruz had two.

Next time, we’ll begin our final part, reviewing the data for the decade 2010 through 2019.

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With this post, we proceed to the Fifth District’s population and case distribution statistics.

Fresno is the biggest county, with 29.16% of the Fifth’s population.  Following that are Kern County at 26.31%, Stanislaus at 16.12% and Tulare at 13.86%.  Merced has 8.02% of the population, Kings County accounts for 4.79% and Tuolumne County is 1.74%.

Fresno County narrowly led, producing six cases for the civil docket (although things were fairly quiet across the decade.  Kern County produced five cases, Tulare County accounted for four and Kings County had three.  Merced and Stanislaus County had one case each make the Supreme Court’s civil docket.

Next time we’ll wrap up this part of the multi-part post with a look at the data for the Sixth District.

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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 produced 27 cases.  San Bernardino had 17, Riverside County had 14 and Imperial and Inyo counties produced one case each.

Next up, we’ll review the data for the Fifth District.

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As shown in the Table, the population in the Third District is largely concentrated in two counties – Sacramento (51.38%) and San Joaquin (24.82%).  Behind them, Yolo County is 7.27%, El Dorado is 6.56%, Shasta County is 6.42% and Sutter County is 6.42%.  According to the 2010 census, Sierra County had 3,240 people – 0.12% of the Third District population.

Sacramento County accounted for 36 cases between 2000 and 2009.  San Joaquin County had six, Shasta County had three, Yolo and El Dorado counties had two cases apiece and Sutter and Sierra counties produced one case each.

Next up, we’ll review the data for the Fourth District.

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This time, we’re reviewing the data for the Second District.

Of course, Los Angeles County continued to dominate between 2000 and 2009, with 86.62% of the population among counties that produced Supreme Court cases.  Ventura County was 7.26%, Santa Barbara was 3.74% and San Luis Obispo was 2.38%.

The case distribution was even more lopsided – Los Angeles County sent 164 cases to the Supreme Court’s civil docket.  Santa Barbara had seven, San Luis Obispo accounted for three and Ventura County had two.

Next time, we’ll review the data for the Third District.

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We begin part 2 of our review of the geographic origin of the civil docket by reviewing the population distribution among First District counties which accounted for cases between 2000 and 2009.  Alameda had 27.69% of the District population.  Contra Costa County was 19.23%.  San Francisco was 14.76% and San Mateo County was 13.17%.  Sonoma had 8.87% and Solano County had 7.58% of the First District.  Marin and Humboldt were behind Solano.

Compared to the nineties, the case distribution shifted even more dramatically towards San Francisco, notwithstanding it being only the third biggest county by population.  San Francisco County accounted for 47 cases between 2000 and 2009.  Alameda County had only eight cases.  Sonoma, Marin and Contra Costa counties produced five cases apiece.  San Mateo had four, Humboldt County had three, Solano had two and Mendocino County produced one case.

Next up, we’ll review the data for the Second District.

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Like the Second District, the Sixth District is dominated by one county, Santa Clara.  Santa Clara County accounts for 70.31% of the population.  Monterey is 16.79%, Santa Cruz County is 10.68% and San Benito County accounts for 2.22% of the District.

Given this data, the caseload is not surprisingly almost entirely from Santa Clara County.  During the nineties, the Court decided 20 civil cases from Santa Clara County, three from Monterey and one case each from Santa Cruz and San Benito counties.

Next week, we’ll begin reviewing the data for the years 2000 through 2009.

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As of the end of the nineties, the population of the Fifth District was 2,092,011.  Fresno County accounted for 38.21% of that, Kern County was 31.63% and Stanislaus County was 21.37%.  Kings County had 6.19% of the population and Tuolumne accounted for 2.61%.

The Supreme Court reviewed relatively few cases from the Fifth District between 1990 and 1999.  There were eight cases from Fresno County, five cases apiece from Kern and Stanislaus counties, and one case each from Kings County and Tuolumne.

Next time we’ll conclude Part 1 of this post, reviewing the nineties, with a look at the data for the Sixth District.

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By a narrow margin of 44,000 people, Orange County is the largest county in the Fourth District, accounting for 32.011% of the District.  San Diego accounts for 31.52%.  San Bernardino County is 19.15% and Riverside County is 17.31%.

San Diego and Orange counties both contributed cases to the Supreme Court’s Fourth District caseload every year of the nineties.  In all, San Diego produced 32 cases and Orange County accounted for 29.  Riverside County produced 13 cases and San Bernardino produced ten.

Next time, we’ll be reviewing the data for the Fifth District for the nineties.

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Like the Second District, the Third District is dominated by a single County.  Sacramento County accounts for 51.33% of the total population.  San Joaquin County is another 23.65%.  Butte is 8.52%, Yolo County is 7.08%, and the remaining counties are much smaller.

Nearly all of the Third District cases originate in Sacramento County.  For the decade of the nineties, the Supreme Court decided 28 cases from Sacramento.  There were two cases from San Joaquin County and one each from Yolo, Trinity, Sutter, Butte, Nevada and Calaveras County.

Join us back here next time, when we’ll be reviewing the data for the Fourth District.

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