Last week, we began our seven-post series, reviewing each Justice’s voting record by the area of law involved – first up, insurance law cases.
In our first Table, we show Justice Kilbride’s year-by-year votes for and against the position of insurer parties in civil cases. Since 2001, Justice Kilbride has split his votes evenly – 21 votes against insurers’ positions, 21 votes for. In 2001, Justice Kilbride voted against insurers in three of our cases. The following year, he supported insurers in both cases. From 2003 to 2005, he voted for insurers in four of ten cases. From 2006 to 2010, he voted for insurers in ten cases to seven votes against. There were no insurer cases in 2011, 2014, 2016 or 2017. Since 2012, Justice Kilbride has voted for insurers in four of nine cases.
In the next Table, we show Justice Kilbride’s votes in cases won by the insurer below. From 2001 to 2010, he voted to affirm nine insurer wins while voting to reverse seven times. Since 2011, there have been only two cases before the Court won by the insurer below, and Justice Kilbride evenly split his votes.
Finally, we review Justice Kilbride’s votes in cases lost by the insurer below. Between 2001 and 2010, Justice Kilbride voted to affirm insurer losses in nine cases while voting to reverse eight times. From 2011 to last year, he voted to reverse three insurer losses while voting to affirm four times.
Join us back here tomorrow as we take a look at Justice Thomas’ voting in insurer cases.