Since joining the Court in 2001, Justice Garman has participated in 104 cases primarily involving civil procedure issues. She has supported plaintiffs’ position in 43 of those cases and has supported defendants in 61. That record has been relatively consistent across time – she supported plaintiffs in 14 of 32 cases from 2001 to 2005, in only eight of 22 cases from 2006 to 2010, in 11 of 30 cases from 2011 to 2015, and in ten of twenty cases between 2016 and 2019.
Justice Garman has participated in 54 civil procedure cases won by the plaintiffs below. She has voted to affirm those plaintiff wins 21 times and to reverse, in whole or in part, 33 times. Between 2001 and 2005, she voted to affirm five times and to reverse seven. Between 2006 and 2010, she voted to affirm in only four of 15 cases. Between 2011 and 2015, Justice Garman voted to affirm five plaintiffs wins and to reverse 10 times. From 2016 to 2019, she voted to affirm in seven cases and to reverse in five.
Justice Garman has participated in 48 civil procedure cases lost by the plaintiff below, voting to reverse 21 times and to affirm in 27 cases. Between 2001 and 2005, she voted to reverse in eight of 18 cases. Between 2006 and 2010, she voted to reverse in four of seven cases. Between 2011 and 2015, she voted to reverse, in whole or in part, in six of 15 cases. From 2016 to 2019, she voted to reverse in three cases and to affirm five times.
Join us back here next time as we turn our attention to Justice Kilbride’s voting record on civil procedure cases.
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