Between 2000 and 2009, defendants in civil cases involving constitutional law issues won 28 cases while losing only 16.  Defendants were 5-1 in 2001, 4-0 in 2005, 4-1 in 2006 and 6-2 in 2008.

Defendants were a good bit more successful in this decade at defending their Appellate Court wins than they had been in the nineties, winning 14 cases while losing only 10.  Defendants who won at the Appellate Court were 2-1 in 2001, 2-0 in 2003 and 5-0 in 2005 and 2006.

Defendants seeking to overturn losses from the Appellate Court had a successful decade as well, winning 14 while losing only 6.  Defendants won all four cases involving Appellate Court losses in 2001 and 2002.  They were 5-2 from 2006 to 2009.

Join us back here next week as we continue our review of the Court’s constitutional law cases.

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