Since joining the Court, Justice Karmeier has voted in 152 criminal constitutional law cases. He has voted for defendants in 35 of those cases and for the state 117 times. Between 2005 and 2009, he voted for defendants in 11 of 61 cases. Since that time, he supported defendants in 24 cases and voted against defendants 67 times.
Justice Karmeier has participated in 94 criminal constitutional law cases won by the defendants below. He voted to affirm in 20 of those cases and has voted to reverse 74 times. Between 2005 and 2009, Justice Thomas supported affirmance in eight cases while voting to reverse 33 times. Between 2010 and 2019, he voted to affirm 12 times and to reverse in 41 cases.
Justice Karmeier has participated in 58 criminal constitutional law cases lost by the defendants below. He has voted to reverse 15 times and to affirm in 43 cases. Between 2005 and 2009, he voted to reverse only three times, while voting to reverse, in whole or in part, 17 times. Between 2010 and 2019, Justice Karmeier voted to reverse in a dozen cases while voting to affirm 26 times.
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