Today, we’re taking a look at Justice Theis’ voting record since joining the Court in late October 2010.
In her just over ten years on the Court, Justice Theis has voted in 322 civil cases. Like Justice Garman, the distribution of those cases reflects the diminishing of the Court’s docket. She cast 177 votes in her first five years on the Court (2011-2015) and 142 between 2016 and 2020.
Justice Theis has cast 121 votes to affirm and 137 to reverse. Like Justice Garman’s numbers, there is a time trend. Between 2011 and 2015, Justice Theis voted to reverse in 16 more cases than to affirm. Since that time, her votes to affirm and reverse are evenly split. (The time trends in Justice Garman’s numbers was in the opposite direction – predominantly affirm in her first years, predominantly reverse more recently).
Justice Theis has cast 46 split votes to affirm in part and reverse/vacate/modify in part – a very slightly higher percentage of her total than Justice Garman. She has also voted to deny in 9 cases, to vacate 4 times and “other” in 5 cases.
Join us back here next week as our review of the Justices’ voting records continues.