Since joining the Supreme Court, Justice Theis has participated in 33 criminal sentencing cases. She has voted for defendants’ position 12 times and against defendants in 21 cases. From 2010 to 2014, she supported defendants in eight of 20 cases. From 2015 to 2019, she supported defendants in four of 13 cases.
Sixteen of these cases were won by defendants below. Justice Theis voted to affirm in six of those cases and voted to reverse, in whole or in part, in ten cases. From 2010 to 2014, she voted to affirm four of nine decisions. From 2015 to 2019, she voted to affirm two cases and to reverse five times.
The remaining twelve cases were lost by defendants below. Justice Theis has evenly split her votes in those cases, voting to reverse six times and to affirm six times. From 2010 to 2014, she voted to reverse four of eight defendants’ losses. From 2015 to 2019, she evenly split her votes in four defendants’ losses – two to reverse, two to affirm.
Justice Neville has participated in two criminal sentencing cases, voting for defendants in one of two. One of those cases was won by the defendant below, and Justice Neville voted to reverse that defense win. One was lost by the defendant below, and Justice Neville voted to reverse.
Join us back here next time as we begin our review of voting records in another area of civil law.