Justice Carol Corrigan

This week, we’re beginning a more detailed examination of the individual Justices’ voting records.  We start with Justice Corrigan’s record in civil cases.

With the retirement of Justice Chin, Justice Corrigan is now the senior Associate Justice on the Court.  Since joining the Court in 2006, she has voted in 535 civil cases.  Although the

For the last two weeks, we’ve been looking at the Supreme Court’s question patterns at a court-wide level.  We reviewed the academic literature studying oral argument questions at the U.S. Supreme Court, which has concluded that the party which will lose averages the most questions.  We then reviewed the year-by-year data at the California Supreme

Justice Corrigan has participated in 61 employment law cases since joining the Court.  She has voted for defendants in 33 of those 61 cases.  From 2006 to 2009, she voted for defendants in 14 of 22 cases.  From 2010 to 2014, she voted for defendants in 14 of 23 cases.  From 2015 to 2019, Justice

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

Since joining the Court, Justice Corrigan has participated in 107 criminal procedure cases.  She has voted for defendants in 31 cases and against defendants in 76 cases.  From 2006 to 2009, she voted for defendants in six cases and against them 29 times.  From 2010 to 2014, she voted for defendants 12 times and against

Since joining the Supreme Court, Justice Corrigan has participated in 76 criminal constitutional law cases.  She has voted for defendants in 17 cases and has voted against defendants 59 times.  Between 2006 and 2009, Justice Corrigan voted for defendants four times and against defendants 24 times.  Between 2010 and 2019, she voted for defendants 13

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