How Did Defendants Fare in Civil Procedure Cases at the Supreme Court, 1990-1999?

Today, we’re beginning our review of the Court’s voting patterns in civil procedure cases.  The Court decided a total of 61 civil procedure cases between 1990 and 1999.  Defendants won 30 cases and lost 31 for the decade.

The Court decided 28 cases won by the defendant at the Court of Appeal, affirming 14 times and reversing in 14 cases.

The Court decided 33 cases lost by the defendants at the Court of Appeal, reversing in whole or in part in 16 of those cases and affirming 17 times.

Join us back here next week as we continue our examination of the Supreme Court’s civil procedure cases.

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How Have Justices Kruger and Groban Voted in Civil Constitutional Law Cases?

In this post, we’re concluding our review of the Justices’ voting records in civil constitutional law cases.  Since taking her seat, Justice Kruger has participated 16 civil constitutional law cases.  She has voted for defendants seven times and for plaintiffs in nine cases.  This includes voting for defendants in four of five cases in 2019.

Justice Kruger has participated in seven cases won by defendants at the Court of Appeal.  She has voted to affirm in two of those cases and to reverse in five.

Justice Kruger has participated in seven civil constitutional law cases lost by defendants below, voting to reverse three times and to affirm in four cases.

Justice Groban participated in four civil constitutional law cases, voting for defendants in three cases and for plaintiffs in one case.  All four of those cases were won by the defendants below.

Join us next time as we begin our review of a new area of law.

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How Has Justice Cuellar Voted in Civil Constitutional Law Cases?

Justice Cuellar has participated in seventeen civil constitutional law cases since taking since seat on the Court.  He has voted for defendants in five of those cases and against defendants 12 times.  Between 2015 and 2017, he voted for defendants in only one of nine cases.  He voted against defendants in all three civil constitutional law cases in 2018, but in 2019, he voted for defendants in four of five cases.

Justice Cuellar has participated in seven constitutional law cases won by the defendants below.  He voted to affirm two of those decisions and to reverse five times.  All five votes to reverse came between 2015 and 2018, all both votes to affirm were in 2019 cases.

Justice Cuellar has participated in eight constitutional law cases lost by the defendants at the Court of Appeal.  He has voted to reverse twice – once in 2017, once in 2019 – and to affirm in six cases.

Join us back here next Thursday as we wind up our review of the Justices’ voting records on constitutional law cases.

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How Has Justice Liu Voted in Civil Constitutional Law Cases?

Justice Liu has participated in 21 civil cases primarily involving constitutional law issues since taking his seat in 2011.  He has voted for defendants in seven cases and against defendants 14 times.  Between 2012 and 2016, he voted against defendants in all eight constitutional law cases.  Since that time, he has voted for defendants in seven of 13 cases.

Justice Liu has participated in eight civil constitutional law cases won by the defendants at the Court of Appeal.  He has voted to affirm in two of those cases (both in 2019) and to reverse in six cases (all before 2019).

Justice Liu has participated in ten cases lost at the Court of Appeal by defendants in constitutional law cases, voting to reverse three times and to affirm in seven cases.  From 2012 to 2016, he had voted to affirm all three defendants’ losses he had participated in.  Since then, defendants are 3-4 challenging losses before Justice Liu.

Join us back here tomorrow as we review Justice Cuellar’s voting record in constitutional law cases.

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How Has Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye Voted in Constitutional Law Cases?

Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has participated in 23 civil constitutional law cases since taking her seat in 2011, voting for defendants in only five cases while voting against defendants 18 times.  Between 2011 and 2016, the Chief Justice voted for defendants once while voting against defendants 10 times.  Between 2017 and 2019, the Chief Justice voted for defendants in four cases while voting against them eight times.

The Chief Justice has participated in thirteen civil constitutional law cases, voting to affirm in only three while voting to reverse ten times.  Between 2011 and 2018, the Chief Justice voted to reverse, at least in part, in nine straight civil constitutional law cases.

The Chief Justice has sat in only eight civil constitutional law cases lost by defendants below.  She has voted to reverse only once in those eight cases.

Join us back here next Thursday as we continue our review of the Justices’ voting records in constitutional law cases.

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How Has Justice Corrigan Voted in Constitutional Law Cases?

Since joining the Court in 2006, Justice Corrigan has participated in 47 civil constitutional law cases, supporting the defendants in 18 cases and the plaintiffs 29 times.  Between 2006 and 2010, she voted for defendants in 12 cases and for plaintiffs 10 times.  Since that time, Justice Corrigan has supported defendants in civil constitutional law cases only six times in 25 cases.

Justice Corrigan has participated in 25 civil constitutional law cases won by the defendant below, voting to affirm eight times and to reverse, at least in part, in 17 cases.  Between 2006 and 2010, Justice Corrigan voted to affirm five decisions won by the defendant below and to reverse seven times.  Between 2011 and 2018, Justice Corrigan voted to reverse in all nine civil constitutional law cases.  In 2019, she voted to affirm in three of four cases.

Justice Corrigan has participated in sixteen civil constitutional law cases won by the defendants below, voting to affirm five times and to reverse, at least in part, 11 times.  Justice Corrigan voted to affirm in four of ten cases between 2006 and 2016.  She voted to affirm only once in six cases between 2017 and 2019.

Join us back here next time as we continue our review of the Justices’ voting records in constitutional law cases.

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How Has Justice Chin Voted in Constitutional Law Cases?

Today, we begin our review of the individual Justices’ voting records in civil constitutional law cases.  During his tenure, Justice Chin has participated in 104 civil constitutional law cases, voting for defendants in 47 cases and against defendants 57 times.  Between 1996 and 1999, Justice Chin voted for defendants in six of 17 cases.  Justice Chin almost evenly split his votes in 52 cases between 2000 and 2009 voting for defendants in 30 cases and for plaintiffs in 29.  From 2010 to 2019, Justice Chin has voted for defendants 11 times in civil constitutional law cases and for plaintiffs 17 times.

Justice Chin has participated in 44 civil constitutional law cases won at the Court of Appeal by the defendant.  He has voted to affirm 18 times and to reverse in 26 cases.  He voted to affirm in two of five cases between 1996 and 1999.  Between 2000 and 2009, he voted to affirm defendants’ wins in 11 times and to reverse 14 times.  Between 2010 and 2019, he voted to affirm five times and voted to reverse in seven cases.

Justice Chin voted to reverse four of nine defendants’ losses between 1996 and 1999.  He voted to reverse sixteen of twenty-seven decisions between 2000 and 2009.  Between 2010 and 2010, he voted to reverse in only two of eleven cases.

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

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How Did Defendants Fare in Constitutional Law Cases Between 2010 and 2019?

Between 2010 and 2019, defendants in civil constitutional law case have won only 10 of 29 cases.  Defendants were 4-0 in 2010, but then lost 12 straight cases from 2011 to 2016.  Since 2017, defendants have won six and lost seven.

The Court has decided 11 civil constitutional law cases won by the defendants below.  The Supreme Court has affirmed in four while reversing, at least in part, seven times.  Defendants were 2-0 in 2010 but lost all seven cases from 2011 to 2018.  Defendants won both cases in 2019.

The Court has decided 13 civil constitutional law cases lost by defendants below.  The Court has reversed only three times, affirming in ten cases.  Between 2013 and 2018, the Court reversed only once in ten cases.

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

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How Have Defendants in Constitutional Law Cases Fared Since 1990 (Part 2 of 3)?

Last time, we reviewed the Court’s voting records for civil cases involving constitutional law issues between 1990 and 1999.  This time, we’re looking at the years 2000 through 2009.  Overall, defendants won 28 cases while losing 32.  Defendants were 9-6 for the years 2001-2002, but 4-6 in 2002 and 2-3 in both 2003 and 2004.  Defendants were 4-10 in 2006 and 2007 and split four decisions in 2008 and 2009.

Defendants had a rough time during these years defending Court of Appeal decisions they had won, winning only 10 cases while losing 15.  Defendants won 4 and lost 10 between 2003 and 2009.

Defendants fared better attacking Court of Appeal decisions they had lost, winning 17 cases while losing only 11.  Defendants were 5-2 in 2000 and 2001 and 9-5 between 2002 and 2005.

Join us back here next week as we review the results for the years 2010-2019 and begin our review of the Justices’ individual voting records.

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How Have Defendants in Constitutional Law Cases Fared Since 1990 (Part 1 of 3)?

Today, we’re taking up a new area of law in our examination of the Justices’ voting records – constitutional law.  Between 1990 and 1999, defendants in constitutional law cases won 25 cases and lost 36.  In 1991, defendants were 3-5.  They were 1-5 in 1993, 2-4 in 1994 and 5-14 from 1996 to 1999.

Defendants who won at the Court of Appeal fared poorly during these years, winning nine while losing 19 cases.  Defendants were 3-9 between 1991 and 1994 and 1-8 between 1996 and 1999.

Defendants challenging Court of Appeal losses fared better during these years, winning 14 cases and losing 14.  Defendants were 6-4 between 1990 and 1992, 4-5 from 1993 to 1995 and 4-5 from 1996 to 1999.

Join us back here tomorrow as we examine the data for the years 2000 to 2009.

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