The Supreme Court decided 150 criminal constitutional law cases between 2000 and 2009. The Court ruled for defendants in 58 cases and against defendants in the remaining 92. Between 2000 and 2002, the defendants won 22 cases and lost 23. Between 2003 and 2006, defendants won 27 cases and lost 46. Between 2007 and 2009, the defendants won nine cases and lost 23.
One hundred of the Court’s criminal constitutional law decisions between 2000 and 2009 were won by the defendants below. The Court affirmed 43 of those decisions and reversed in 57 cases. Between 2000 and 2002, the Court affirmed 15 defense wins and reversed ten. Between 2003 and 2006, the Court affirmed 23 defense wins and reversed in 33 cases. From 2007 to 2009, the Court affirmed only five defense wins and reversed in 14 cases.
The Supreme Court decided fifty criminal constitutional law cases lost by the defendants below. They reversed in 15 of those cases and affirmed in 35 cases. From 2000 to 2002, defendants had seven wins and 13 losses in constitutional law cases lost by the defendants below. From 2003 to 2006, the Court reversed four decisions lost by the defendants and affirmed 13 times. From 2007 to 2009, the Court reversed four decisions lost by the defendants and affirmed in nine cases.
Join us back here next week as we continue our review of the Court’s criminal constitutional law decisions.
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