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How Has Justice Garman Voted in Insurance Law Cases?

Today, we begin a seven-post series, reviewing how each Justice has voted in insurer cases overall. First up is the Court’s senior Justice, Justice Rita Garman. In our first table, we report Justice Garman’s votes for and against insurer parties in civil insurance law cases. Since 2001, Justice Garman has voted for insurers in twenty-three … Continue Reading

How Did Insurers Fare at the Supreme Court Between 2000 and 2009?

We continue our review of the how insurers have fared at the Supreme Court, this time reviewing the years 2000 to 2009. For the decade, insurers did reasonably well, winning nineteen cases while losing fourteen. Between 2005 and 2008, insurers won eleven cases while losing only five. As we saw last time, defending wins from … Continue Reading

How Did Insurers Fare at the Supreme Court in the 1990s?

Today we’re beginning a multi-part post, emphasizing how the insurance industry has fared over the past thirty years at the Illinois Supreme Court. Later this week, we’ll begin a similar series over at the California Supreme Court Review. First, we report the most basic number of all – insurer parties’ won-lost record at the Supreme … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has the Fourth District Averaged in Criminal Cases?

Today, we’re reviewing the yearly average votes to affirm decisions of the Fourth District in criminal cases. The average votes to affirm was zero in 1990, 7 in 1991, 5.25 in 1992, 2.33 in 1993, 4.25 in 1994, 2 in 1995, 1.33 in 1996, 2.56 in 1997, 5.5 in 1998 and 0.67 in 1999. Average … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has the Second District Averaged in Criminal Cases Since 1990?

This time, as we continue our series tracking average votes to affirm every District and Division of the Appellate Court in criminal cases, we review the data on Second District cases. The 1990s began at a low point for Second District cases, with an average votes to affirm of only 0.25. In 1991, average votes … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has Division Six of the First District Averaged in Criminal Cases at the Illinois Supreme Court, 2000-2009?

The Court decided no criminal cases from Division Six of the First District in 1990, 1994 or 1997. Average votes to affirm Division Six was 3.5 in 1991, zero in 1992, 7 in 1993, 3.5 in 1995, 6 in 1996, zero in 1998 and 1 in 1999. The Court decided no criminal cases from Division … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has Division Five of the First District Averaged in Criminal Cases at the Illinois Supreme Court, 1990-1999?

In 1990, average votes to affirm Division Five of the First District in criminal cases was 6.5. From there, the average fell sharply: 2.5 in 1991, 1.75 in 1992, 3 in 1994 and 1 in 1995. In 1996, average votes to affirm was 4. There were no criminal cases from Division Five in 1993, 1997 … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has Division Four of the First District Averaged in Criminal Cases at the Supreme Court?

The Supreme Court decided no criminal cases which came from Division Four of the First District in 1991, 1993, 1994, 1998 or 1999. Average votes to affirm was 7 in 1990, 6 in 1992, 2 in 1995, zero in 1996 and 4.33 in 1997. The Court decided no criminal cases from Division Four in 2001, … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has Division Three of the First District Averaged in Criminal Cases?

This week, as we continue to review the data from the Court’s criminal decisions, we’re reviewing the yearly average votes to affirm criminal decisions from Division Three of the First District. In 1990 and 1991, average votes to affirm was zero. It was 2.2 in 1992, 6 in 1993, 1.33 in 1994 and 2.5 in … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has Division Two of the First District Averaged in Criminal Cases?

Today, we’re reviewing average votes to affirm Division Two of the First District year by year in criminal cases. There were no criminal cases from Division Two decided by the Supreme Court in 1990, 1992 or 1999. Average votes to affirm was 2.25 in 1991, zero in 1993, 3 in 1994, 6 in 1995, 1 … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has Division One of the First District Averaged in Criminal Cases?

For the past several weeks, we’ve been surveying the yearly average votes to affirm each District and Division of the Appellate Court in civil cases. Beginning today, we’re turning our attention to criminal cases – first up, Division One of the First District. Division One had no criminal cases decided by the Supreme Court in … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has the Fifth District Averaged in Civil Cases?

This time, we’re reviewing the average votes to affirm at the Supreme Court for civil cases from the Fifth District. The Fifth’s average votes to affirm remained under four throughout the nineties: 2.36 (1990), 1.89 (1991), 1.55 (1992), 3.29 (1993), 2.64 (1994), 1.38 (1995), 1.75 (1996), 2.14 (1997), 2.63 (1998) and 1.17 (1999). Average votes … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has the Fourth District Averaged in Civil Cases?

This week, we’re continuing our review of the data on average votes to affirm the Districts of the Appellate Court in civil cases at the Supreme Court. During the 1990s, the Fourth District’s average votes to affirm was typically on the low side. In 1990, average votes to affirm was 1.63. In 1991, it fell … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has the Third District Averaged in Civil Cases?

Today, we’re tracking average votes to affirm the Third District of the Appellate Court in civil cases before the Supreme Court, 1990-2019. The average was 1.13 in 1990, 2.13 in 1991, 1.2 in 1992, 4.5 in 1993 and 2.75 in 1994. In 1995, average votes to affirm was 6.2. It dropped to 3.6 in 1996, … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has the Second District Averaged in Civil Cases?

This week, we’re continuing our series of posts looking more closely at how the Districts and Divisions of the Appellate Court have fared at the Supreme Court by tracking the average votes to affirm in civil cases year by year. Today, we’re looking at the Second District, and tomorrow the Third. The Second District averaged … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has Division Six of the First District Averaged in Civil Cases?

There were no civil cases from Division Six of the First District decided by the Supreme Court in 1990 or 1993. The average votes to affirm was 6.0 in 1991, 2.86 in 1992, zero in 1994, 2 in 1995, 3.2 in 1996 and 1997, 1.33 in 1998 and 4.33 in 1999. Average votes to affirm … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has Division Five of the First District Averaged in Civil Cases?

This week, we’re continuing our series, drilling down on the reversal rates of the Districts and Divisions of the Appellate Court by tracking the yearly average votes to affirm each court in civil cases. Today, we review the data for Division Five of the First District, and tomorrow we’ll be looking at Division Six. Division … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has Division 4 of the First District Averaged in Civil Cases?

Division 4’s average votes to affirm were in majority territory in three years in the 1990s: 1992, when the average was 4.43, 1995, when it was 4.5, and 1997, when it was 5.2.  In 1990, average votes to affirm was 3.57.  It fell to 2 in 1991 and 0.4 in 1993, then rose to 3.8 … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has Division Three of the First District Averaged in Civil Cases?

This week, we’re reviewing average votes to affirm in civil cases for Division Three of the First District of the Appellate Court. Division Three was in majority territory only one year in the 1990s: 4.2 votes, 1997.  Every other year, the average has been below 4: 3 (1990 & 1991), 1.83 (1992), 3.5 (1993), 1.5 … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has Division Two of the First District Averaged in Civil Cases?

Between 1990 and 1999, Division Two of the First District has been in majority territory only twice: 5 in 1993 and 4.67 in 1997.  For the rest of the decade, the “average” civil decision reviewed by the Supreme Court commanded less than a majority: 2.33 votes (1990), 2 (1991), 3.5 (1992), 2.57 (1994), 3 (1995), … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has Division One of the First District Averaged in Civil Cases?

A few weeks ago, we reviewed the three-year floating average reversal rates for each of the Districts and Divisions of the Appellate Court.  But of course, mere reversal rates don’t tell the whole story.  There’s a big difference between a court getting affirmed (or reversed) 4-3 and a 7-0 decision.  So this time, we’re looking … Continue Reading
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