For the past two weeks, we’ve been studying the Court’s death penalty cases. This week, we’re turning our attention to a new topic – (1) government and administrative law; and (2) sentencing law in the criminal docket. First up is civil cases involving government parties and administrative law issues. Since 1990, the Supreme Court has decided 176 cases involving government and administrative law.
The Court decided nine government cases in 1990, but only two in 1991. The Court decided eleven cases in 1992, four in 1993, ten in 1994, three in 1995 and four in 1996.
The Court decided five civil cases involving government and administrative law per year in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000. The Court decided six cases in 2001, eight in 2002 and eleven in 2003.
The Court decided eight cases involving government and administrative law in 2004, seven in 2005, eight in 2006, four in 2007, one in 2008, five in 2009 and two cases in 2010.
The Court decided seven government and administrative law cases in 2011, five in 2012, six in 2013, seven in 2014, eight in 2015, eleven in 2016 and nine in 2017.
Join us back here tomorrow as we address the Court’s criminal cases involving the law of sentencing.
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