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Kirk Jenkins brings a wealth of experience to his appellate practice, which focuses on antitrust and constitutional law, as well as products liability, RICO, price fixing, information sharing among competitors and class certification. In addition to handling appeals, he also regularly works with trial teams to ensure that important issues are properly presented and preserved for appellate review.  Mr. Jenkins is a pioneer in the application of data analytics to appellate decision-making and writes two analytics blogs, the California Supreme Court Review and the Illinois Supreme Court Review, as well as regularly writing for various legal publications.

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.

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In these final two posts, we’re reviewing the areas of law in which Justice Michael Burke’s majority and dissenting opinions have fallen.  In 2020, Justice Burke wrote one majority opinion each in insurance law, civil procedure and tort law.  In 2021, he wrote one majority in insurance law and three involving civil procedure issues.

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As our review of Justice Michael Burke’s tenure continues, this time we’re looking at Justice Burke’s alignment with his colleagues – how often has Justice Burke voted with the majority in civil and criminal cases?  A reminder – partial agreement doesn’t count.  If a Justice votes to affirm in part and reverse in part and

In this post, we review the voting record of Justice Michael Burke – first in civil cases, then on the criminal docket.

On the civil side, Justice Burke has voted to affirm 27 decisions – 11 in 2020 and 16 in 2021.  He has cast five split votes, one in 2020 and four in 2021. 

Justice Michael Burke has written a total of nine opinions in civil cases – seven majority opinions, one special concurrence and one dissent.

Justice Michael Burke has written fifteen opinions in criminal cases – nine majority opinions, two special concurrences and four dissents.

Join us back here next time as we continue our analysis of

From taking his seat in 2020 through the end of 2021, Justice Michael Burke participated in 52 civil cases – nineteen in 2020 and 33 in 2021.

Justice Michael Burke sat on a total of 43 criminal cases from 2020 through the end of 2021.  Sixteen cases were in 2020 and 27 were in 2021.

Justice Neville has written three majority opinions each in habeas corpus, criminal procedure and constitutional law.  He has written one majority opinion each in cases involving violent crimes and process offenses.

Justice Neville has written one more dissent on the criminal side since joining the Court than he has majority opinions.  In all he has

In this post and the next one, we’ll be wrapping up our six-part post reviewing the tenure of Justice P. Scott Neville, who joined the Supreme Court in 2018.  In these final two posts, we’re reviewing the areas of law in which Justice Neville’s majority and dissenting opinions have fallen.

On the civil side, Justice