Today, we’re reviewing Chief Justice Anne Burke’s voting record. In civil cases, she has voted to affirm outright 205 times. She has cast split votes – affirm in part, reverse in part – 73 times. She has voted to reverse 225 times. Chief Justice Burke’s heaviest year with affirm votes was 2020 – 35 votes. Her lightest full year was 2012, when she voted to affirm only 7 times. Her heaviest years for split votes were 2009 and 2012 at 8. Her heaviest year for reversals was 2012 at 24; her lightest full year was 2016 at 8.
In criminal cases, the Chief Justice has voted to affirm outright in 230 cases, and to reverse 235 times. She has cast 69 split votes.
Her heaviest full year for votes to affirm was 2010 at 31. Her lightest full years were 2016, 2018 and 2019 at seven per year. The Chief Justice’s heaviest year for split votes was 2009 at eight. The Chief Justice cast 24 votes to reverse in 2009 and 2016, but only eight in 2014.
Join us back here tomorrow as we continue our review of the Chief Justice’s tenure.