Between 2010 and 2019, the Supreme Court decided 38 criminal sentencing cases. The Court found for defendants in 12 of those cases and against defendants 26 times. Between 2010 and 2014, the Court found for defendants in eight of 25 cases. Between 2015 and 2019, defendants won only four of 13 cases.
The Court has decided 17 criminal sentencing cases won by the defendants below, affirming six of those decisions and reversing 11 times. From 2010 to 2014, the Court affirmed four decisions and reversed six. From 2015 to 2019, the Court affirmed two decisions and reversed five.
The Court decided 16 criminal sentencing cases lost by the defendants below, reversing in whole or in part six times and affirming in ten cases. From 2010 to 2014, the Court reversed four times and affirmed in eight cases. From 2015 to 2019, the Court reversed twice and affirmed twice.
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