Between 2010 and 2020, the Supreme Court decided 61 civil procedure cases. The reversal rate was up a bit to 59.02%.
In 2010 and 2011, the Court reversed in all its civil procedure cases. The rate fell to two-thirds in 2012 and one-third in 2013. In 2014, the reversal rate was 50%. It was 60% in 2015 before falling to zero in 2016. The Court decided no civil procedure cases in 2017. In 2018, the rate was 42.86%. In 2019, it was 75%. For 2020, the rate fell to 50%.
The Court decided substantially more cases won by the plaintiffs below than it did defense wins – 38 to 24. The Court was also significantly more likely to reverse in a case won by the plaintiffs below than a defense win – 52.63% of plaintiffs’ wins were reversed, but only 41.67% of defense wins were reversed.
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