Last week, we began reviewing the subject matter areas in which governmental entities appealed to the Illinois Supreme Court between 1990 and 2003. This week, we’ll turn our attention to the years 2004 through 2016.
For the years 2004 through 2010, governmental and administrative law was the most common source of appeals by government entities at 18. There were 15 constitutional law appeals and five appeals each in tort law, tax, employment and domestic relations. The court decided three governmental entity appeals in civil procedure and three in environmental law.
Turning to the year-by-year data, the court decided six government and administrative law cases in 2004, four in 2005, three in 2006, one in 2007, two in 2009 and two in 2010. The court decided two cases in 2004 and one each in 2006, 2009 and 2010. The court decided one case per year in civil procedure in 2006, 2008 and 2009. The court decided two tax law cases in 2004 and one per year in 2006, 2007 and 2008. The court decided two cases in employment law in 2005 and one per year in 2007, 2008 and 2009. The court decided five cases in constitutional law in 2004, two per year in 2005 and 2006, one in 2007, three in 2008 and two in 2009. The court decided one case per year in environmental law in 2004, 2005 and 2007. The court decided one case in workers compensation in 2005. The court decided two cases in domestic relations in 2004 and one in 2005, 2007 and 2008. The court decided one property law case in 2009. The court decided two property law cases in 2006. Finally, the court decided one election law case in 2007.
Join us back here tomorrow as we continue our trip through the court’s governmental entity appeals.