The Court decided 24 domestic relations cases between 2010 and the end of last year, siding with defendants in 12 and plaintiffs in 12.  Between 2010 and 2014, defendants won eight cases and lost seven.  From 2015 to 2019, defendants won four and lost five.

Only nine of these cases were won by the defendants below.  The Court affirmed four of those defendants’ wins and reversed, in whole or in part, five times.

Fifteen cases were lost by the defendants at the Appellate Court.  The Supreme Court reversed eight of those defense losses in whole or in part and affirmed in seven cases.

Join us back here next week as we begin reviewing the individual Justices’ records in these cases.

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