756386726_e8627c028a_zIn our last post, we began our consideration of the areas of law covered by the Illinois Supreme Court’s civil docket between 2000 and 2004. We found that torts, civil procedure and government/administrative cases led the Court’s docket, although the Court also showed a significant interest in constitutional and workers’ compensation law. We now turn to the second five years of our study period.

Between 2005 and 2009, we see a sudden spike in constitutional and employment cases on the Court’s civil docket. Civil procedure issues and cases involving governmental actors were down:


In our next post, we’ll address the most recent five years of the Court’s civil docket.

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