How Has Justice Thomas Voted in Criminal Sentencing Cases?

Justice Thomas has participated in 80 criminal sentencing cases since joining the Court, siding with defendants 22 times and against them in 58 cases.  From 2001 to 2004, he voted for defendants in five of 21 cases.  From 2005 to 2009, he voted for defendants in six of 21 cases.  From 2010 to 2014, he voted for defendants in seven cases out of 25.  From 2015 to 2019, he voted for defendants in four of 13 cases.

Justice Thomas has voted to affirm in eight of 38 criminal sentencing cases won by the defendants below since joining the Court.  From 2001 to 2004, he voted to reverse all 11 such decisions.  From 2005 to 2009, he voted to affirm three defendants’ wins and voted to reverse in eight cases.  From 2010 to 2014, he voted to affirm three times and to reverse seven times.  From 2015 to 2019, he voted to affirm in two cases and to reverse in four.

Justice Thomas has participated in 36 criminal sentencing cases lost by the defendants below.  He has voted to reverse in 14 of those 36 cases and to affirm 22 times.  From 2001 to 2004, he voted to reverse five times in nine cases.  From 2005 to 2009, he voted to reverse three times in ten cases.  From 2010 to 2014, he voted to reverse four times in twelve cases.  From 2015 to 2019, he voted to reverse in two of five cases.

Join us back here next Tuesday as we continue our review of the Justices’ voting records in criminal sentencing cases.

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Analytics Post No. 1000 – How Has Justice Kilbride Voted in Criminal Sentencing Cases?

Since joining the Court, Justice Kilbride has voted in 80 criminal sentencing cases.  He has voted for defendants’ position 30 times and against defendants in the remaining 50 cases.  From 2001 to 2004, he voted for defendants in 10 of 21 cases.  From 2005 to 2009, he voted for defendants in nine of 21 cases.  From 2010 to 2014, he voted for defendants in seven of 25 cases.  From 2015 to 2019, he has voted for defendants four times out of 13 cases.

Justice Kilbride has participated in 38 criminal sentencing cases won by defendants below.  He has voted to affirm 15 of those decisions and has voted to reverse, in whole or in part, 23 times.  From 2001 to 2004, he voted to affirm four times in 11 cases.  From 2005 to 2009, he voted to affirm five times in 11 cases.  From 2010 to 2014, he voted to affirm four times in ten cases.  And from 2015 to 2019 he voted to affirm twice in six cases.

Justice Kilbride has voted to reverse in 15 criminal sentencing cases lost by defendants below and has voted to affirm 21 of those decisions.  From 2001 to 2004, he voted to reverse, in whole or in part, in six of nine cases.  From 2005 to 2009, he voted to reverse four times in ten cases.  From 2010 to 2014, he voted to reverse three times in twelve cases.  From 2015 to 2019, he voted to reverse twice in five cases.

Join us back here tomorrow as we turn our attention to Justice Thomas’ voting record in criminal sentencing cases.

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How Has Justice Garman Voted in Criminal Sentencing Cases?

Today, we begin our review of the individual Justices’ voting records in criminal sentencing cases.

Justice Garman has participated in 78 criminal sentencing cases since joining the Court.  She has voted for defendants 22 times and against them in 56 cases.  Between 2001 and 2004, she voted for defendants in four cases and against them 15 times.  Between 2005 and 2009, she voted for defendants seven times and against them 14 times.  Between 2010 and 2014, she voted for defendants seven times and against them in 18 cases.  From 2015 to 2019, Justice Garman voted for defendants in four cases and against them nine times.

Justice Garman has participated in 37 criminal sentencing cases won by the defendants below.  She has voted to affirm in nine of those cases and to reverse, in whole or in part, 28 times.  Between 2001 and 2004, she voted to reverse all ten defendants’ wins.  Between 2005 and 2009, she voted to affirm four times and to reverse in six cases.  From 2010 to 2014, she voted to affirm in three of ten cases.  From 2015 to 2019, she voted to affirm twice and to reverse in five cases.

Justice Garman has participated in 35 criminal sentencing cases lost by the defendants below.  She has voted to reverse, in whole or in part, in 13 cases and to affirm 22 times.  From 2001 to 2004, she voted to reverse in four of eight cases.  From 2005 to 2009, she voted to reverse in three of 11 cases.  From 2010 to 2014, she voted to reverse in four cases and to affirm eight times.  And from 2015 to 2019, she voted to reverse in two cases and to affirm in two.

Join us back here next week as we continue our review of the Justices’ voting records.

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How Did Defendants Fare in Criminal Sentencing Cases at the Supreme Court 2010-2019?

Between 2010 and 2019, the Supreme Court decided 38 criminal sentencing cases.  The Court found for defendants in 12 of those cases and against defendants 26 times.  Between 2010 and 2014, the Court found for defendants in eight of 25 cases.  Between 2015 and 2019, defendants won only four of 13 cases.

The Court has decided 17 criminal sentencing cases won by the defendants below, affirming six of those decisions and reversing 11 times.  From 2010 to 2014, the Court affirmed four decisions and reversed six.  From 2015 to 2019, the Court affirmed two decisions and reversed five.

The Court decided 16 criminal sentencing cases lost by the defendants below, reversing in whole or in part six times and affirming in ten cases.  From 2010 to 2014, the Court reversed four times and affirmed in eight cases.  From 2015 to 2019, the Court reversed twice and affirmed twice.

Join us next time as we begin our review of the individual Justices’ voting records.

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How Did Defendants Fare in Criminal Sentencing Cases 2000-2009?

Between 2000 and 2009, the Court decided 45 criminal sentencing cases.  Defendants won 15 of those cases and lost 30.  Between 2000 and 2004, defendants won six cases and lost 18.  Between 2005 and 2009, defendants won nine cases and lost 12.

Twenty-three of those cases were won by the defendants below.  Only five of those decisions were reversed at the Supreme Court, either in whole or in part; the remaining 18 cases were affirmed.  Between 2000 and 2004, defendants lost all 12 sentencing cases they had won below.  From 2005 to 2009, five cases were affirmed and the remaining six were reversed, in whole or in part.

Between 2000 and 2009, the Court decided 21 criminal sentencing cases which defendants had lost below.  They obtained reversals, in whole or in part, in 10 of those cases, and the remaining 11 decisions were affirmed.  Between 2000 and 2004, defendants won six cases and lost five.  From 2005 to 2009, they won four cases and lost six.

Join us back here next Tuesday as we continue our review of the Court’s criminal sentencing decisions.

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How Did Defendants Fare in Criminal Sentencing Cases at the Supreme Court 1990-1999?

Today, we’re beginning our review of the Supreme Court’s voting record in criminal sentencing cases.

Between 1990 and 1999, the Court decided 50 criminal sentencing cases.  The Court found for the defendant 17 times and against defendants in 33 cases.  Between 1990 and 1994, defendants won only four of 21 cases.  From 1995 to 1999, defendants won 13 of 29 cases.

Twenty-three of these 50 cases were won by the defendants below.  Between 1990 and 1999, the defendants won affirmance in 10 of these 23 cases and were reversed 13 times.  Between 1990 and 1994, defendants won four times and lost seven cases.  From 1995 to 1999, defendants won six cases and lost six cases.

The remaining 27 cases were lost by the defendants at the Court of Appeal.  Defendants succeeded in obtaining reversals in seven of those cases, and the remaining 20 were affirmed.  Between 1990 and 1994, defendants’ Court of Appeal losses were affirmed in all ten sentencing cases.  Between 1995 and 1999, defendants received reversals in seven cases and lost ten cases.

Join us back here next time as we move on to the years 2000 through 2009.

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How Have Justices Theis and Neville Voted in Criminal Procedure Cases?

Justice Theis participated in 82 criminal procedure cases between the time she joined the Court and the end of 2019.  She voted for defendants’ position in 24 of those cases and against the defendants 58 times.  From 2010 to 2014, she voted for defendants 11 times and against defendants in 33 cases.  From 2015 to 2019, she voted for defendants in 13 cases and against them 25 times.

Forty-four of these criminal procedure cases were won by the defendants below.  Justice Theis voted to affirm in 12 of those cases and to reverse 32 times.  Between 2010 and 2014, she voted to affirm five times and to reverse, in whole or in part, in 20 cases.  Between 2015 and 2019, she voted to affirm in 7 cases and to reverse 12 times.

Thirty-eight cases were lost by the defendants below.  Justice Theis has voted to reverse in 12 of those cases and to affirm 26 times.  From 2010 to 2014, Justice Theis voted to reverse six times and to affirm in 13 cases.  From 2015 to 2019, she voted to reverse in six cases and to affirm in 13 cases.

Justice Neville has participated in five criminal procedure cases since joining the Court, voting for defendants twice and against them in three cases.  Two of these cases were won by the defendants below, and Justice Neville voted to affirm once and to reverse once.  The remaining three cases were lost by the defendant at the Appellate Court.  Justice Neville voted to reverse one of those decisions and to affirm twice.

Join us back here next week as we begin our review of a new area of law.

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How Has Chief Justice Burke Voted in Criminal Procedure Cases?

Since joining the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Burke has participated in 128 criminal procedure cases, voting for defendants’ position in 55 and against defendants in 73 cases.  From 2006 to 2009, she voted for defendants 16 times and against them 24 times.  From 2010 to 2014, she voted for defendants 24 times and against defendants in 26 times.  From 2015 to 2019, she voted for defendants 15 times and against them in 23 cases.

Sixty-five of these cases were won by the defendants at the Appellate Court.  The Chief Justice voted to affirm 22 of these decisions and to reverse, in whole or in part, 43 times.  Between 2006 and 2009, she voted to affirm five times and to reverse 12 times.  From 2010 to 2014, she voted to affirm only ten of twenty-nine decisions.  From 2015 to 2019, she voted to affirm seven of nineteen decisions.

Sixty-two cases were lost by the defendants below.  Chief Justice Burke voted to reverse, in whole or in part, 32 of those decisions and voted to affirm 30 times.  From 2006 to 2009, she voted to reverse 10 of 22 decisions.  From 2010 to 2014, the Chief Justice voted to reverse two-thirds of 21 cases.  From 2015 to 2019, she has voted to reverse in eight cases and to affirm 11 times.

Next time, we’ll review the criminal procedure voting records of the two most recent additions to the Court: Justices Theis and Neville.

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How Has Justice Karmeier Voted in Criminal Procedure Cases?

Justice Karmeier has participated in 156 criminal procedure cases since joining the Court.  He has voted for defendants in 42 of those cases and against them in 114.  From 2005 to 2009, he voted for defendants in 23 cases and against them 43 times.  From 2010 to 2014, he voted for defendants nine times and against them in 43 cases.  From 2015 to 2019, he voted for defendants ten times and against them in 28 cases.

Justice Karmeier has participated in 79 criminal procedure cases won by defendants below, voting to affirm 20 times and to reverse in 59 cases.  Justice Karmeier voted to affirm in 11 of 30 cases from 2005 to 2009.  Between 2010 and 2014, he voted to affirm four times and to reverse in 26 cases.  From 2015 to 2019, he voted to affirm in five cases and to reverse 14 times.

Justice Karmeier has participated in 76 criminal procedure cases lost by defendants below, voting to reverse 21 of those decisions and to affirm 55 times.  Between 2005 and 2009, he voted to reverse 11 times and to affirm in 23 cases.  From 2010 to 2014, he voted to reverse five times and to affirm in 17 cases.  From 2015 to 2019, he voted to reverse in five cases and to affirm 14 times.

Join us back here next week as we continue our review of the Justices’ voting records.

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How Has Justice Thomas Voted in Criminal Procedure Cases?

Since joining the Court, Justice Thomas has participated in 203 criminal procedure cases.  He has voted for defendants 58 times and against them in 145 cases.  Between 2001 and 2004, Justice Thomas voted for defendants 12 times and against them in 31 cases.  Between 2005 and 2009, Justice Thomas voted for defendants 26 times and against them in 44 cases.  Between 2010 and 2014, Justice Thomas voted for defendants in ten cases and against them 42 times.  Between 2015 and 2019, Justice Thomas voted for defendants in ten cases and against them 28 times.

Justice Thomas has participated in 99 criminal procedure cases won by defendants at the Appellate Court.  He voted to affirm in 25 of those cases and to reverse, in whole or in part, 74 times.  Justice Thomas voted to affirm in only two of twenty cases from 2001 to 2004.  Between 2005 and 2009, he voted to affirm 13 times and to reverse in 17 cases.  From 2010 to 2014, he voted to affirm five times and to reverse in 25 cases.  Finally, from 2015 to 2019, he voted to affirm five times and to reverse in 14 cases.

One hundred two cases were lost by defendants below.  Justice Thomas voted to reverse, in whole or in part, in 31 of these cases and to affirm 71 times.  Between 2001 and 2004, Justice Thomas voted to reverse in nine cases and to reverse 13 times.  Between 2005 and 2009, Justice Thomas voted to reverse in 12 cases and to affirm 27 times.  Between 2010 and 2014, he voted to reverse five times and to affirm in 17 cases.  Between 2015 and 2019, Justice Thomas voted to reverse in five cases and the affirm 14 times.

Join us back here tomorrow as we continue our review of the Justices’ voting records.

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