How Did Criminal Constitutional Law Defendants Fare at the Supreme Court Between 2000 and 2009?

Between 2000 and 2009, the Supreme Court decided 72 criminal cases principally involving constitutional law.  Defendants won 18 of those cases and lost 54.  Between 2000 and 2002, defendants won nine cases and lost 16.  Between 2003 and 2006, defendants won seven cases and lost 21.  From 2007 to 2009, defendants won only two cases and lost 17.

Defendants won a total of 34 criminal constitutional law cases at the Court of Appeal .  Between 2000 and 2009, they won seven and lost 27 of those cases at the Supreme Court.  From 2000 to 2002, defendants won five and lost eight on such cases.  From 2003 to 2006, defendants won only two cases and lost 12.  From 2007 to 2009, defendants lost all seven cases.

The Court decided 38 criminal constitutional law cases lost by defendants below.  Defendants won 11 of those cases at the Supreme Court and lost 27.  From 2000 to 2002, defendants won four cases and lost eight.  From 2003 to 2006, defendants won five cases and lost nine.  From 2007 to 2009, defendants won two cases and lost 10.

Join us back here next week as we continue our review of the Court’s voting records in criminal constitutional law cases.

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How Did Criminal Defendants Fare in Constitutional Law Cases Between 1990 and 1999?

Between 1990 and 1999, the Supreme Court decided 40 criminal cases principally involving constitutional law issues.  Defendants won seven of those cases and lost 33.  Between 1990 and 1992, defendants won four cases and lost seven.  Between 1993 and 1996, defendants won only two of 14 cases.  Between 1997 and 1999, defendants won only one case and lost 14.

The Court decided 23 criminal constitutional law cases won by defendants below.  Defendants won only four of these cases at the Supreme Court and lost 19.  Between 1990 and 1992, defendants won two and lost four.  Between 1993 and 1996, defendants won two and lost nine.  Between 1997 and 1999, defendants lost all six cases.

The Court decided 17 criminal constitutional law cases which defendants had lost below.  At the Supreme Court, defendants won three of those cases and lost 14.  From 1990 to 1992, defendants won two cases and lost three.  From 1993 to 1996, defendants lost all three cases.  From 1997 to 1999, defendants won only one case and lost eight.

Join us back here tomorrow and we’ll review the data for the years 2000 to 2009.

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Reviewing the Voting Records of Justices Kruger and Groban in Civil Procedure Cases

Like Justice Cuellar, Justice Kruger has participated 40 civil procedure cases since joining the Court.  She has voted with plaintiffs in 26 cases and voted against plaintiffs 14 times.  In 2018 and 2019, she voted for plaintiffs in 14 of 17 cases.

Twenty-four cases were won by plaintiffs at the Court of Appeal.  Justice Kruger has evenly split her votes in those cases, voting to affirm a dozen times and to reverse in twelve.

Fourteen cases were lost by plaintiffs at the Court of Appeal.  Justice Kruger has voted to reverse, in whole or in part, in 12 of those 14 cases.

Justice Groban participated in seven civil procedure cases in 2019, voting for plaintiffs five times and against the plaintiffs twice.  Two of those cases were won by plaintiffs below.  Justice Groban voted to reverse both decisions.  Justice Groban voted to reverse all five civil procedure cases lost by plaintiffs below.

Join us back here next time as we turn our attention to another area of law.

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Reviewing Justice Cuellar’s Voting Record in Civil Procedure Cases

Between 2015, when he joined the Court, and 2019, Justice Cuellar has participated in forty civil procedure cases.  He has voted for plaintiffs 26 times and for defendants in 14 cases.

Twenty-four of those cases were won by the plaintiff at the Court of Appeal. Justice Cuellar has voted to affirm 13 of those plaintiffs wins and voted to reverse, in whole or in part, 11 times.

Fourteen cases were lost by the plaintiffs below.  Justice Cuellar has voted to reverse, in whole or in part 11 of those 14 plaintiffs’ losses.

Join us back here next time as we review the voting record of Justice Kruger and Groban.

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Reviewing Justice Liu’s Voting Record in Civil Procedure Cases

Justice Goodwin Liu has participated in 55 civil procedure cases since joining the Court in 2011.  He has supported plaintiffs’ position in 36 of those cases and voted for defendants in 19 cases.  From 2011 to 2015, he voted for plaintiffs in 11 of 18 cases.  Since that time, he has voted for plaintiffs in 25 of 37 cases.

Justice Liu has participated in 33 civil procedure cases won by plaintiffs below.  He has voted to affirm 18 times and to reverse in 15 cases.  From 2011 to 2015, Justice Liu voted to affirm in six of eleven cases.  From 2016 to 2019, he voted to affirm 12 times in 22 cases.

Justice Liu has participated in 19 civil procedure cases lost by plaintiffs at the Court of Appeal level.  He has voted to reverse in whole or in part in 15 of those 19 cases.  From 2011 to 2015, he voted to reverse in four of six cases.  From 2016 to 2019, he voted to reverse in 11 of 13 cases.

Join us back here next week as we complete our review of the Justices’ individual voting records in civil procedure cases.

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Reviewing Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye’s Voting Record in Civil Procedure Cases

Since taking her seat in 2011, Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has participated in 59 civil procedure cases.  She has voted for plaintiffs 37 times and for defendants in 22 cases.  From 2011 to 2015, she supported plaintiffs in 14 of 22 cases.  Since that time, she has voted for plaintiffs in 23 of 37 cases.

The Chief Justice has participated in 36 civil procedure cases won by plaintiffs below, voting to affirm in 19 cases and to reverse 17 times.  From 2011 to 2015, the Chief Justice voted to affirm eight times in fourteen cases.  Since then, she has evenly split her voted in 22 cases.

Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has participated in 20 civil procedure cases lost by the plaintiffs below, voting to reverse, in whole or in part, 15 times and to affirm in five cases.  From 2011 to 2015, the Chief Justice voted to reverse in five of seven cases.  Since that time, she has voted to reverse in 10 of 13 cases.

Join us back here next time as we review the voting record in civil procedure cases of Justice Goodwin Liu.

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Reviewing Justice Corrigan’s Voting Record in Civil Procedure Cases

Justice Corrigan has participated in 92 civil procedure cases since joining the Court in 2006, voting for plaintiffs in 52 cases and for defendants 40 times.  From 2006 to 2010, she voted for plaintiffs in sixteen of thirty-two cases.  From 2011 to 2015, she voted for plaintiffs in fourteen of twenty-three cases.  From 2016 to 2019, she voted for plaintiffs in 22 of 37 cases.

Between 2006 and 2019, Justice Corrigan participated in 51 civil procedure cases won by plaintiffs below, voting to affirm in 25 cases and to reverse 26 times.  Between 2006 and 2010, Justice Corrigan voted to affirm in seven of fourteen cases.  Between 2011 and 2015, Justice Corrigan voted to affirm in eight of fifteen cases.  Between 2016 and 2019, Justice Corrigan voted to affirm in ten of twenty-two cases.

Justice Corrigan has participated in 38 civil procedure cases lost by plaintiffs below.  She has voted to reverse in whole or in part in 24 of those 38 cases.  Between 2006 and 2010, she voted to reverse nine times in eighteen cases.  Between 2011 and 2015, she voted to reverse in five of seven cases.  From 2016 to 2019, she has voted to reverse in ten of thirteen cases.

Join us back here next time as we look at Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye’s voting record in civil procedure cases.

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Reviewing Justice Chin’s Voting Record in Civil Procedure Cases

Between 1996 and 2019, Justice Ming Chin participated in 164 civil procedure cases.  He voted for plaintiffs in 88 cases and for defendants 76 times.  From 1996 to 2000, he supported plaintiffs in 17 of 30 cases.  From 2001 to 2005, he supported plaintiffs in 16 of 31 cases.  From 2006 to 2010, Justice Chin voted for plaintiffs in 19 of 33 cases.  From 2011 to 2015, he supported plaintiffs in 14 of 23 cases.  From 2016 to 2019, he voted for plaintiffs in 22 cases and for defendants 15 times.

Justice Chin participated in 87 civil procedure cases won by the plaintiffs below.  He voted to affirm in 44 of those cases, and to reverse, in whole or in part, in 43 cases.  From 1996 to 2000, Justice Chin voted to affirm in eight of twenty cases.  From 2001 to 2005, he voted to affirm in nine of fifteen cases.  From 2006 to 2010, Justice Chin voted to affirm in nine of fifteen cases.  From 2011 to 2015, Justice Chin voted to affirm in eight of fifteen cases.  From 2016 to 2019, Justice Chin voted to affirm plaintiffs’ wins in ten of twenty-two cases.

Justice Chin has participated in 74 civil procedure cases lost by the plaintiffs below.  He has voted to reverse in whole or in part in 42 of those cases and to affirm in 32 cases.  From 1996 to 2000, he has voted to reverse in ten of twenty cases.  From 2001 to 2005, he has voted to reverse in seven of sixteen cases.  From 2006 to 2010, he has voted to reverse in ten of eighteen cases.  From 2011 to 2015, he has voted to reverse in five of seven cases.  From 2016 to 2019, he voted to reverse in ten of thirteen cases.

Join us back here next time as we turn our attention to the voting record of Justice Corrigan.

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How Did Defendants Fare in Civil Procedure Cases Between 2010 and 2019?

The Supreme Court decided 61 cases primarily involving civil procedure issues between 2010 and 2019.  Defendants won 24 of those cases and lost 37.  Defendants were 9-14 from 2010 to 2014.  They were 4-6 in 2015 and 2016.  They were 11-17 from 2017 to 2019.

The Court decided 23 civil procedure cases won by the defendants below.  It affirmed six of those 23 decisions and reversed, in whole or in part, 17.  Between 2010 and 2015, defendants were 3-7, but from 2016 to 2019, defendants successfully defended only three of thirteen Court of Appeal wins.

Between 2010 and 2019, the Court decided 38 civil procedure cases lost by the defendants at the Court of Appeal.  The Court reversed in whole or in part 18 of those 38 cases and affirmed 20.  Between 2010 and 2015, defendants successfully achieved reversals in 7 of 16 cases.  From 2016 to 2019, defendants won 11 cases and lost 11.

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

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How Did Defendants Fare in Civil Procedure Cases Between 2000 and 2009?

The California Supreme Court decided 74 civil procedure cases between 2000 and 2009.  Defendants won 33 of those cases and plaintiffs won 41.  Between 2000 and 2002, defendants were 11-12.  Between 2003 and 2006, defendants won only 13 while losing 21.  From 2007 to 2009, defendants were 9-8.

The Court decided 39 cases where the defendant won at the Court of Appeal.  Eighteen of those decisions were entirely affirmed, while 21 cases were reversed in whole or in part.  Defendants successfully defended seven of thirteen wins from 2000 to 2003, but were only 10-13 from 2004 to 2007.

The Court decided 35 civil procedure cases lost by the defendants below.  The Court reversed in 15 of those cases, affirming in 20 cases.  Defendants evenly split fourteen decisions between 2000 and 2003.  Defendants won only six of sixteen cases from 2004 to 2007.

Join us back here next time as we complete our review of the Court’s record in civil procedure cases.

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