Chief Justice Burke has participated in 50 civil constitutional law cases since taking her seat. She has split her votes right down the middle, supporting defendants 25 times and voting for plaintiffs in 25 cases. Between 2006 and 2012, she voted for defendants in 14 cases and against them seven times. Between 2013 and 2019, she has voted for defendants in 11 cases and against them in 18 cases.
Chief Justice Burke has participated in 24 civil constitutional law cases where the defendant won below. She has voted to affirm 12 times and to reverse 12 times. Between 2006 and 2014, she has voted to affirm in 11 cases and to reverse five times. Since that time, she has voted to affirm only one defense win of eight cases.
Chief Justice Burke has participated in 26 civil constitutional law cases lost by the defendants below. She voted to reverse in 13 of those cases and voted to affirm 13 times. Between 2006 and 2012, she voted to reverse in seven of nine cases. Between 2013 and 2019, she voted to reverse six times and to affirm in eleven cases.
Join us back here next Tuesday as we conclude our examination of the Justices’ voting in constitutional law cases.
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