Between 1990 and 1999, the Supreme Court decided 112 cases involving various questions of criminal procedure.  Defendants won only 46 of those cases, losing 66.  Between 1990 and 1994, the defendants won 26 cases and lost 38.  Between 1995 and 1999, the defendants lost 20 cases and won 28.

Sixty-three of those cases were won by defendants below.  The Court affirmed 26 times and reversed in 37 cases.  Between 1990 and 1994, the defendants successfully defended 18 of those wins and lost 25 times.  From 1995 to 1999, the defendants successfully defended eight decisions and lost 12 times.

The Court decided 48 criminal procedure cases lost by the defendant below, reversing in 19 cases and affirming 29 times.  From 1990 to 1994, the Court reversed seven times and affirmed 13 times.  From 1995 to 1999, the Court reversed in a dozen cases and affirmed 16 times.

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

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