Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar

Today we’re concluding our initial review of the Justices’ voting records by reviewing Justice Cuellar and Justice Groban.

Since joining the Court in 2015, Justice Cuellar has voted in 201 civil cases.  He has voted in affirm in 73 cases and to reverse 90 times.  Those votes show a curious time pattern: in 2015 and

We determined last time that Justice Cuellar tends to more heavily question appellants than respondents in civil cases regardless of how the majority is leaning.  This time, we’re looking at the data for criminal cases.

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For the past few weeks, we’ve been reviewing individual Justices’ questioning at oral argument in civil and criminal cases since the Court first started posting argument videos in 2016.  The question is this: if as a general matter, the party likely to lose the case gets more questions at oral argument, can we use argument analytics to spot likely dissenters?  In other words, does a Justice likely to dissent ask more questions of the side he or she thinks should lose or the side the majority thinks should lose?  This week, we’re looking at the data for Justice Cuellar, civil cases first.

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Since joining the Court, Justice Cuellar has participated in fifteen employment law cases.  He has voted for defendants in three of those cases (all in 2018 and 2019).  Between 2015 and 2017, he voted for plaintiffs in all seven cases he participated in.

Eight of those cases were won by defendants at the Court of

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

Since joining the Supreme Court, Justice Cuellar has participated in 27 criminal procedure cases.  He has voted for defendants’ positions in 14 of those cases and against defendants 13 times.

Only six of those cases were won by the defendants below.  Justice Cuellar voted to affirm one of those decisions and voted to reverse, in

Justice Cuellar has participated in seventeen civil constitutional law cases since taking since seat on the Court.  He has voted for defendants in five of those cases and against defendants 12 times.  Between 2015 and 2017, he voted for defendants in only one of nine cases.  He voted against defendants in all three civil constitutional

This week, we’re reviewing the voting records in tort cases of our final three Justices: Justices Cuellar, Kruger and Groban.

Justice Cuellar has participated in seventeen tort cases since taking his seat in 2015. He has voted for defendants in seven cases and for plaintiffs ten times. In 2015 and 2016, he supported tort plaintiffs