9684642673_175bcdc7dd_zYesterday, we addressed the Illinois Supreme Court’s rate of dissent in civil cases since 2000. But a 6-1 decision counts as not being unanimous – how many of these cases saw a closely divided Court?

The Court’s percentage of closely divided cases – decisions with two or three dissenting Justices – has remained relatively constant between 2000 and 2014, with approximately four in every five civil cases sparking little disagreement:

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Next week, we’ll turn to one of the most often-seen statistics in commentary on the appellate courts – the Court’s reversal rate. How often does the Court reverse decisions of each district of the Appellate Court?

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