Between 2000 and 2009, the Court decided 45 criminal sentencing cases. Defendants won 15 of those cases and lost 30. Between 2000 and 2004, defendants won six cases and lost 18. Between 2005 and 2009, defendants won nine cases and lost 12.
Twenty-three of those cases were won by the defendants below. Only five of those decisions were reversed at the Supreme Court, either in whole or in part; the remaining 18 cases were affirmed. Between 2000 and 2004, defendants lost all 12 sentencing cases they had won below. From 2005 to 2009, five cases were affirmed and the remaining six were reversed, in whole or in part.
Between 2000 and 2009, the Court decided 21 criminal sentencing cases which defendants had lost below. They obtained reversals, in whole or in part, in 10 of those cases, and the remaining 11 decisions were affirmed. Between 2000 and 2004, defendants won six cases and lost five. From 2005 to 2009, they won four cases and lost six.
Join us back here next Tuesday as we continue our review of the Court’s criminal sentencing decisions.
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