Justice Theis participated in 82 criminal procedure cases between the time she joined the Court and the end of 2019. She voted for defendants’ position in 24 of those cases and against the defendants 58 times. From 2010 to 2014, she voted for defendants 11 times and against defendants in 33 cases. From 2015 to 2019, she voted for defendants in 13 cases and against them 25 times.
Forty-four of these criminal procedure cases were won by the defendants below. Justice Theis voted to affirm in 12 of those cases and to reverse 32 times. Between 2010 and 2014, she voted to affirm five times and to reverse, in whole or in part, in 20 cases. Between 2015 and 2019, she voted to affirm in 7 cases and to reverse 12 times.
Thirty-eight cases were lost by the defendants below. Justice Theis has voted to reverse in 12 of those cases and to affirm 26 times. From 2010 to 2014, Justice Theis voted to reverse six times and to affirm in 13 cases. From 2015 to 2019, she voted to reverse in six cases and to affirm in 13 cases.
Justice Neville has participated in five criminal procedure cases since joining the Court, voting for defendants twice and against them in three cases. Two of these cases were won by the defendants below, and Justice Neville voted to affirm once and to reverse once. The remaining three cases were lost by the defendant at the Appellate Court. Justice Neville voted to reverse one of those decisions and to affirm twice.
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