Last time, we looked at how often Chief Justice Anne Burke voted with the minority in civil cases – a proxy for how closely in sync with the philosophy of the other Justices she has been throughout her career. Today, we’re addressing the same number for Justice Garman.
The Chief Justice has been in the minority in 6.91% of civil cases since joining the Court in 2006. Justice Garman’s overall percentage is nearly identical – 6.84%. Looking at time trends, she was below that baseline from 2004 through 2011 except for 2006 (11.11%). Between 2014 and 2017, she was above baseline in three of four years. After a one-year dip, she has again been above baseline in 2019 (8.82%) and 2019 (9.38%).
Join us back here tomorrow as we address the minority percentage for Justice Theis.