Divided Court of Appeal Decisions

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Yesterday, we analyzed whether there is a consistent, predictable relationship between dissent at the Court of Appeal and the result in civil cases at the California Supreme Court. Today, we turn our attention to the criminal docket.

The data is reported in Table 85 below. Interestingly, although the notion that a dissent at the Court

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This week, we’re looking at a new topic in our continuing analysis of the California Supreme Court’s decision making since 2000: how high a fraction of the Court’s civil docket involved a dissent at the Court of Appeal, and what predictive value does a dissent at the Court of Appeal have for the result at