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Which Trial Courts Produce the Court’s Criminal Docket (Part 1)?

Yesterday, we began reviewing the trial courts which have produced the Court’s civil docket, beginning with the years 1990 through 1994.  Today, we review the Court’s criminal docket for the same years. In 1990, the Court decided twenty-six criminal, quasi-criminal, juvenile and disciplinary cases from Cook County.  The Court decided eight disciplinary and licensing cases … Continue Reading

Which Trial Courts Produce the Supreme Court’s Civil Docket (Part 1)?

Last week, we concluded our analysis of the government’s winning percentage, year by year and one area of law at a time, in civil cases at the Court.  This week, we begin reviewing the trial courts from which the Court’s civil and criminal dockets are drawn. In Table 606, we report the data for civil … Continue Reading

How Were the Court’s Criminal Cases Distributed at the Appellate Court (Part 4)?

Yesterday, we reviewed the origin of the Court’s criminal docket for the years 2005 through 2010.  Today, we finish the journey – the years 2011 through 2017. One hundred and one of the 244 criminal, quasi-criminal and disciplinary cases the Court has heard 2011-2017 came from Chicago’s First District – 41.39%.  The Court decided eight … Continue Reading

How Were the Court’s Criminal Cases Distributed at the Appellate Court (Part 2)?

Yesterday, we began our journey through the Appellate Court designations for criminal cases with the years 1990 through 1996.  Today, we address the years 1997 through 2003. The Court decided three cases from Division One of the First District in 2002, two in 2000 and 1997 and one in 1998.  The Court decided four cases … Continue Reading

How Were the Court’s Criminal Cases Distributed at the Appellate Court (Part 1)?

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been looking at how the Supreme Court’s civil docket is distributed among the Districts and Divisions of the Appellate Court.  This week and next, we’ll turn our attention to the Court’s criminal caseload. We’ve speculated in past posts that population distribution might be a rough approximator for how the … Continue Reading

How Were the Court’s Civil Cases Distributed at the Appellate Court (Part 4)?

Yesterday, we reviewed the year-by-year data for how the Court’s civil caseload was distributed in the Appellate Court for the years 2004 through 2010. Today, we review the data for the years 2011 through 2017. Since 2011, the Court has decided exactly 100 cases originating in Chicago’s First District – 43.67% of its civil caseload. … Continue Reading

How Were the Court’s Civil Cases Distributed at the Appellate Court (Part 3)?

Last week, we began our review of how the Court’s civil cases are distributed among the Districts and Divisions of the Appellate Court. We began by covering the years 1999 through 2003. This week, we address the more recent years in our study period – first up, the Court’s civil docket from 2004 through 2010. … Continue Reading

How Were the Court’s Civil Cases Distributed In the Appellate Court (Part 2)?

Yesterday, we began our study of where in the Appellate Court the Court has drawn its civil docket each year. Today, we’re reviewing the years 1997 through 2003. For the years 1990 through 1996, cases from Cook County’s First District were consistently about ten percentage points less of the civil docket than one would expect … Continue Reading

How Were the Court’s Civil Cases Distributed In the Appellate Court (Part 1)?

This week, we answer a new question in our study of the expanded Illinois Supreme Court data library: how have the Court’s civil cases been distributed among the various parts of the Appellate Court? As of 1990, Cook County accounted for 44.66% of the total population of Illinois. So if caseload followed population distribution, one … Continue Reading
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