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Where Did the Fifth District’s Criminal Cases Come From, 2005-2019?

Last time, we reviewed the data on the origin counties for the Supreme Court’s criminal cases from the Fifth Appellate District from 1990 to 2004.  Today, we’re looking at the data for the years 2005 to 2019. The Court’s flow of criminal cases from the Fifth District has slowed somewhat in recent years.  In 2005, … Continue Reading

Where Did the Fifth District’s Criminal Cases Come From, 1990-2004?

Last week, we reviewed the data on which trial courts accounted for the Supreme Court’s civil cases from the Fifth District from 1990 to 2019.  This week, we’re reviewing the Court’s Fifth District criminal cases. In 1990, the Court decided three cases from St. Clair, two from Madison county and one each from Jackson, Pope, … Continue Reading

Where Did the Fifth District’s Civil Cases Come From (2005-2019)?

In 2005, the Court decided two civil cases from Franklin county, two from Madison and one from St. Clair and Williamson.  In 2006, the Court decided three cases from St. Clair and one each from Jackson, Jefferson, Madison and Perry counties.  In 2007, the Court decided one case from Madison county and one from Montgomery.  … Continue Reading

Where Did the Fifth District’s Civil Cases Come From (1990-2004)?

This week and next, we’re tracking the county Circuit Courts which accounted for the Supreme Court’s Fifth District civil and criminal cases between 1990 and 2019.  We begin with the civil docket. The Fifth District is comprised of thirty-six counties in the southernmost part of Illinois, with a total population according to the 2010 census … Continue Reading

Where Did the Fourth District’s Criminal Cases Come From, 2005-2019?

Today, we’re finishing our review of the county trial courts which accounted for the Supreme Court’s criminal cases from the Fourth District between 2005 and 2019 (to date). In 2005, the Court decided three cases each from Champaign and Macon counties, and one apiece from Adams, Sangamon and Vermilion.  In 2006, the Court decided two … Continue Reading

Where Did the Fourth District’s Criminal Cases Come From, 1990-2004?

Last week, we reviewed the county-by-county data for the Supreme Court’s Fourth District civil cases.  This week, we’re looking at the criminal side of the docket. In 1990, the Supreme Court decided one criminal case each from Macon, McLean and Vermilion counties.  The following year, the Court decided only one criminal case from the Fourth, … Continue Reading

Where Did the Fourth District’s Civil Cases Come From, 2005-2019?

In 2005, the Court decided two civil cases from Sangamon county and one from Vermilion.  In 2006, the Court decided two Sangamon county cases and one each from McLean, Menard and Scott counties.  In 2007, the Court decided two cases from Sangamon and one from Piatt and Pike.  In 2008, the Court decided four cases … Continue Reading

Where Did the Fourth District’s Civil Cases Come From, 1990-2004?

This week and next, our District-by-District analysis of the originating counties for the Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets continues with a look at the Fourth District. The Fourth District contains thirty counties: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Champaign, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, De Witt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Greene, Jersey, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Mason, McLean, Menard, … Continue Reading

Where Did the Third District’s Criminal Cases Come From (2005-2019)?

Today, we continue our trip through the data for the trial courts which produced the Supreme Court’s Third District criminal cases between 2005 and 2019. The Court decided three criminal cases from Will county in 2005, two in Grundy and Kankakee and one each in Henry, Rock Island and Warren counties.  In 2006, the Court … Continue Reading

Where Did the Third District’s Criminal Cases Come From (1990-2004)?

Last week, we reviewed the data on which county trial courts accounted for the Third District civil cases decided by the Supreme Court since 1990.  This week, we’re looking at the data for the criminal cases. In 1990, the Supreme Court decided three cases from Will county, two from Rock Island county and one each … Continue Reading

Where Did the Third District’s Civil Cases Come From (2005-2019)?

In 2005, the Supreme Court decided one civil case each from Henry, Peoria and Rock Island counties.  In 2005, the Court decided two cases from Rock Island and one from LaSalle and Peoria.  In 2007, the Court decided two cases from Will county and one from Knox, Rock Island and Tazewell.  In 2008, the Court … Continue Reading

Where Did the Third District’s Civil Cases Come From (1990-2004)?

Last week, we reviewed the data on where, county by county, the Second District’s civil and criminal cases originated.  This week and next, we’re looking at the data for the Third District. There are twenty-one counties in all in Illinois’ Third District: Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Kankakee, Knox, LaSalle, Marshall, McDonough, Mercer, … Continue Reading

Where Did the Court’s Second District Criminal Cases Come From (Part 2 of 2)?

Yesterday, we reviewed the data on how the Second District criminal cases decided by the Supreme Court between 1990 and 2004 were distributed among the Second’s twelve counties.  Today, we’re finishing our review, looking at the years 2005 to 2019. In 2005, the Court decided four cases from Du Page county, two from Kane and … Continue Reading

Where Did the Court’s Second District Criminal Cases Come From (Part 1 of 2)?

Last time, we reviewed how the Supreme Court’s civil cases from the Second District were distributed among the District’s Circuit Courts, and then compared each county’s share of the total cases to its share of the total population of the Second District.  This week, we’re looking at the data for criminal cases. In 1990, the … Continue Reading

Where Did the Court’s Second District Civil Cases Come From (Part 2 of 2)?

Last time, we began reviewing in five year increments the counties which produced the civil cases from the Second District which the Supreme Court decided between 1990 and 2004. In 2005, the Court decided two cases from Lake county and one each from Du Page, McHenry, Ogle and Kane.  In 2006, the Court decided three … Continue Reading

Where Did the Court’s Second District Civil Cases Come From (Part 1 of 2)?

Last week, we reviewed which Districts of the Appellate Court produced the Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets.  This week and in the weeks to come, we’ll be drilling down on those numbers to the trial courts.  The last time we reviewed the county data eighteen months ago, we reviewed all the counties of Illinois … Continue Reading

Which Districts of the Appellate Court Account for the Court’s Criminal Docket (2005-2019)?

Yesterday, we reviewed the distribution of the Court’s criminal cases from 1990 to 2004.  Today, we’re addressing the Districts and Divisions of the Appellate Court for the Court’s criminal cases from 2005 to 2019. The Court’s criminal cases from the First District in the years 2005 to 2009 were up sharply to 94: 33 unattributed … Continue Reading

Which Districts of the Appellate Court Account for the Court’s Criminal Docket (1990-2004)?

Last time, we reviewed which Districts (and Divisions) of the Appellate Court produced the Supreme Court’s civil docket from 1990 to 2019.  This week, we’re reviewing the sources of the criminal docket. Between 1990 and 1994, the Court decided 93 criminal cases which originated in Chicago’s First District: we were unable to determine the Division … Continue Reading

Which Districts of the Appellate Court Account for the Court’s Civil Docket (2005-2019)?

Last time, we reviewed the originating Districts of the Appellate Court for the Supreme Court’s civil docket between 1990 and 2004.  Today, we’re taking the numbers up to today. For the years 2005 to 2009, the Court decided 87 cases in all which originated in Chicago’s First District – 14 from Division 1, 17 from … Continue Reading

Which Districts of the Appellate Court Account for the Court’s Civil Docket (1990-2004)?

This week, we’re looking at a new topic in our ongoing review of the Court’s work: which Districts of the Appellate Court contributed the Supreme Court’s civil docket since 1990. Between 1990 and 1994, the civil docket was far from evenly distributed, either among the Districts of the Appellate Court, or among the Divisions of … Continue Reading

What Can Individual Justices’ Questioning Forecast About the Result – Criminal Cases 2018

Yesterday, we addressed the court-wide data for the oral arguments in the criminal cases decided last year.  Now, let’s dig down to the Justice-by-Justice numbers. Long-time readers will know that historically, the most active questioner on the Court during oral arguments tends to be Justice Thomas.  But last year on the criminal side, Justice Theis … Continue Reading

Is the Party Getting More Questions Likely to Lose – Criminal Cases 2018

In our last two posts, we took a close look at what the oral arguments data revealed for civil cases the Court decided last year.  Today we’ll be looking at the Court’s criminal decisions for 2018. On the civil side, the Court’s total questions were almost evenly split between appellants and appellees.  The criminal side … Continue Reading

What Can Individual Justices’ Questioning Forecast About the Result – Civil Cases 2018

Last time, we began reviewing the Court’s oral arguments in civil cases decided in 2018.  This time, we’re finishing that review. Who was the heaviest questioner?  Once again, Justice Thomas led, asking 201 questions in all.  Dividing the arguments by segment, we find that Justice Theis was the highest questioner for appellants’ initial argument, asking … Continue Reading

Is the Party Getting More Questions Likely to Lose – Civil Arguments 2018

This time, we’re tracking the oral arguments for the Court’s cases decided in 2018, beginning with civil cases.  If you’re a new reader of our blog, we reviewed the history of oral argument analytics here. Among the civil cases decided in 2018, the Court asked 285 questions of appellant – opening segment and rebuttal – … Continue Reading
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