Since taking his seat, Justice Michael Burke has written nine majority opinions in cases involving criminal, quasi-criminal, juvenile justice and mental health issues. One majority involved habeas corpus law. Two (both from 2021) involved criminal procedure. Justice Burke has written six majority opinions in constitutional law – two in 2020 and four in 2021.
Justice Burke has written four dissents in criminal cases – one in 2020 and three in 2021. His dissents were evenly distributed – one each in constitutional law, criminal procedure, habeas corpus and violent crimes.
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