Last time, we reviewed the originating Districts of the Appellate Court for the Supreme Court’s civil docket between 1990 and 2004. Today, we’re taking the numbers up to today.
For the years 2005 to 2009, the Court decided 87 cases in all which originated in Chicago’s First District – 14 from Division 1, 17 from Division 2, 16 from Division 3, 12 from Division 4, 8 from Division 5, 16 from Division 6 and 4 from the Industrial Commission Division of the First District.
As for the other Districts, the Court decided 40 cases which rose from the Second District, 27 from the Fourth District, 25 from the Fifth District, 22 from the Third District, 17 which arose directly from the trial courts and 2 which were based on original jurisdiction.
Between 2010 and 2014, the Court’s civil caseload from the First District was down slightly to 80 cases: 10 cases from Division 1, 12 from Division 2, 16 from Division 3, 14 from Division 4, 9 from Division 5 and 19 cases from Division 6. The Court decided 29 cases from the Second District, 24 from the Fourth District, 18 from the Fifth District and 14 from the Third District. The Court also decided 4 cases which arose directly from the trial courts and 2 cases on certified question from the Seventh Circuit.
For the years 2015 through the end of last week, the Court had decided 59 civil cases from the First District. The Court heard 15 cases from Division 5, 12 from Division 1, 9 from Division 4, 8 from Division 3, 7 from Division 6, and 6 cases from Division 2. One case arose on workers compensation review from the First District, and there was one case which we were unable to attribute definitively to a Division.
The Court has decided 17 civil cases from the Second District, 16 cases from the Fifth District and 14 cases each from the Third and Fourth Districts. The Court has decided 14 cases on direct review from the trial courts and one on certified question review from the Seventh Circuit.
Join us back here next week as we look at the origins of the Court’s criminal cases.