For the past two weeks, we’ve taken a close look at the Court’s experience with civil and criminal procedure cases (both here and at our sister blog, the California Supreme Court Review.) This week, we’re reviewing the Court’s tort cases and death penalty decisions.
For the entire period from 1990 to 2017, the Court has decided 335 tort cases. The Court decided twenty tort cases in 1990, sixteen in 1991, twenty-eight in 1992, twelve in 1993, fifteen cases in 1994, twenty-one in 1995 and fifteen cases in 1996.
The Court decided seventeen tort cases in 1997 and seventeen more in 1998. The Court decided thirteen tort cases in 1999, ten in 2000, nine in 2001, seventeen cases in 2002 and nine cases in 2003.
The Court decided thirteen tort cases in 2004, six in 2005, twelve in 2006, seven in 2007, fourteen in 2008, eight in 2009 and nine cases in 2010.
The Court decided twelve tort cases in 2011 and ten in 2012. The Court had no tort cases in 2013. The Court decided five cases in 2014, seven in 2015, six cases in 2016 and seven cases in 2017.
Join us back here tomorrow as we turn our attention to the Court’s death penalty docket.