Criminal Sentencing Law

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

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

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

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

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

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