Last week, we reviewed the areas of law involved in the Supreme Court’s Cook county civil cases. Today and tomorrow, we’re reviewing the criminal data.
In 1990, the Court decided a dozen death penalty cases from Cook county, six constitutional and six criminal procedure cases, one habeas corpus case and one involving property crimes (e.g., burglary, theft, embezzlement, etc.). In 1991, the Court decided nine criminal procedure cases, seven death penalty cases, two cases each in constitutional law and habeas corpus, and one each regarding juvenile issues, sexual offenses and violent crimes. In 1992, the Court decided thirteen death penalty cases, seven constitutional law cases, six sentencing cases, five cases each in habeas corpus and violent crimes, four regarding criminal procedure and one involving driving offenses. In 1993, there were nine death penalty cases, six constitutional law cases, three cases in criminal procedure, and one each involving driving offenses and juvenile issues. In 1994, the Court decided nine cases each in constitutional law and death penalty law, five involving criminal procedure, three about habeas corpus, and one each involving sentencing and violent crimes.
The Court decided nine death penalty cases from Cook county in 1995. The Court decided seven cases each in constitutional law and habeas, five involving violent crimes, three on criminal procedure, two on juvenile issues and one involving drug offenses. In 1996, the Court decided ten death penalty cases, three on habeas, two each on constitutional law, criminal procedure, sentencing and violent crimes, and one each involving drug offenses and juvenile issues. In 1997, the Court decided six cases each on the death penalty and habeas corpus, four on criminal procedure, three each on constitutional law and sentencing, two involving juvenile issues and one about violent crimes. The following year, the Court decided a dozen death penalty cases from Cook county, six cases each on constitutional law and habeas corpus, two cases on sentencing law and one each on criminal procedure and violent crimes. In 1999, the Court decided five cases in criminal procedure and habeas, four involving the death penalty, three on constitutional law and one each on property crimes and sentencing law.
The Court decided sixteen habeas cases from Cook County in 2000, nine death penalty cases, three constitutional law cases, two each in criminal procedure and juvenile issues and one apiece relating to property crimes, sentencing law and violent crimes. In 2001, there were four cases on habeas corpus, three each in constitutional law and death penalty law, two about criminal procedure and sentencing law and one about juvenile issues. In 2002, the Court decided nine habeas cases, six in criminal procedure, four about constitutional law, three about juvenile issues, two sentencing law cases and one each involving a death penalty and sexual offenses. In 2003, the Court decided fifteen constitutional law cases, five in criminal procedure, two involving the death penalty and one each in habeas corpus, juvenile issues, sentencing law, sexual offenses and violent crimes. In 2004, the Court decided six constitutional law cases, three each in habeas corpus and juvenile issues, two in criminal procedure and mental health issues and one in sentencing and violent crimes.
Join us back here tomorrow as we address the data for the years 2005 to 2019.
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