Between 2010 and 2019, the Supreme Court decided fifty-four cases primarily involving civil procedure issues. Defendants won 30 of those cases and lost 24. Between 2010 and 2012, defendants were 11-5. Between 2013 and 2017, defendants won only nine of nineteen cases. Over the past two years, defendants were 10-9.
The Court decided 24 cases won by defendants at the Appellate Court. Fourteen of those decisions were affirmed and ten were reversed, in whole or in part. Defendants won nine of sixteen cases between 2010 and 2017. In 2018 and 2019, defendants were 5-3.
The Court decided 30 cases lost by defendants at the Appellate Court, reversing in whole or in part 16 times and affirming in 14 cases. Defendants were 7-3 from 2010 to 2014, but only 9-11 from 2015 to 2019.
Join us back here on Tuesday as we begin our examination of the individual Justices’ voting records in civil procedure cases.