Justice Kathryn Werdegar


Last week, we analyzed Justice Werdegar’s majority opinions in civil cases.  This week, we’ll look at Justice Werdegar’s opinions in criminal cases.

We report Justice Werdegar’s majority opinions, year by year, in criminal cases in Table 202.  Justice Werdegar’s high points have come in 1996, 2007 and 2008, with ten majority opinions each year.  She


Our statistical retrospective of Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar’s tenure on the California Supreme Court continues today with an analysis of Justice Werdegar’s dissents and an analysis of the ideological distribution of Justice Werdegar’s majority opinions.

In Table 200 below, we report Justice Werdegar’s dissents divided by area of law.  Justice Werdegar has written two dissents

22717550045_d34ebc28a4_zLast week, we began our statistical retrospective of Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar’s twenty-three years on the California Supreme Court.  Today, we further consider Justice Werdegar’s majority opinions and dissents in civil cases.

In Table 198, we once again report Justice Werdegar’s year-by-year majority opinions in civil cases.  She wrote five majority opinions in 1995, four


Early last month, Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar announced that she will retire from the California Supreme Court, effective August 31, 2017. Justice Werdegar’s retirement caps a distinguished twenty-three year career on the Supreme Court. Prior to her elevation to the Supreme Court, Justice Werdegar served as as Associate Justice on the California Court of Appeal,