For the past two weeks, we’ve been taking a detailed look at the Court’s constitutional law decisions, both on the civil and criminal sides of the docket. This week and next, we’ll be looking at the Court’s procedure cases – decisions that turn on civil and criminal procedure issues. So first – how many civil procedure cases does the Court hear and decide each year?
Between 1990 and 2017, the Court decided 211 cases primarily involving civil procedure issues. We review the data for the years 1990 through 1996 in Table 711. The Court decided eighteen cases in 1990, thirteen in 1991, fifteen in 1992, eight in 1993, nineteen in 1994, eleven in 1995 and seven in 1996.
In 1997, the Court decided a dozen civil procedure cases. In 1998, the Court decided eleven cases, four in 1999, five in 2000, nine in 2001, seven in 2002 and seven more in 2003.
The Court decided four civil procedure cases in 2004, six each year in 2005, 2006 and 2007, four in 2008, five in 2009 and two in 2010.
In 2011, the Court decided two civil procedure cases. The Court decided a dozen cases in 2012, three in 2013, four in 2014, ten in 2015, two in 2016 and zero last year.
Join us back here tomorrow as we review the Court’s criminal procedure cases.