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How Have Non-Government Entities Fared in Cases Involving Governmental Agencies and Officers and Administrative Law (2014-2019)

The Court’s docket of government and administrative law cases is up a bit over the past six years, increasing to forty cases: seven in 2014, eight in 2015, eleven in 2016, nine in 2017, four in 2018 and one (up to early May) in 2019. Nineteen of the Court’s cases were won by the government … Continue Reading

How Have Non-Government Entities Fared in Cases Involving Governmental Agencies and Officers and Administrative Law (2006-2013)

Cases involving government and administrative law fell substantially between 2006 to 2013. During those eight years, the Court decided thirty-eight cases: eight in 2006, four in 2007, one in 2008, five in 2009, two in 2010, seven in 2011, five in 2012 and six in 2013. The Court decided twenty cases won by the defender … Continue Reading

How Have Non-Government Entities Fared in Cases Involving Governmental Agencies and Officers and Administrative Law (1998-2005)?

Between 1998 and 2005, the Court decided a total of fifty-four cases involving government officers, agencies and powers: five per year in 1998, 1999 and 2000, six in 2001, eight in 2002, ten in 2003, eight in 2004 and seven in 2005. Two-thirds of those government/admin cases were won at the Appellate Court by the … Continue Reading

How Have Non-Government Entities Fared in Cases Involving Governmental Agencies and Officers and Administrative Law (1990-1997)?

Today, we begin our analysis of one of the Court’s most common areas on concern – cases involving governmental entities and administrative law.  As usual, we’ll begin with the first eight years – 1990-1997. Between 1990 and 1997, the Court decided forty-eight cases which involved governmental entities and officers and administrative law: nine in 1990, … Continue Reading

How Have Defendants Fared in Civil Constitutional Law Cases at the Supreme Court (Part 4)?

Today, we conclude our trip through the Court’s civil constitutional law cases. Between 2014 and 2019, the Court has decided twenty-seven civil constitutional law cases: four in 2014, five in 2015, six in 2016, three in 2017, five in 2018 and two to date in 2019. The Court tended to take slightly more plaintiffs wins … Continue Reading

How Do the Illinois and California Supreme Courts’ Civil Dockets Compare (Part 2)?

Yesterday, we began a multi-day crossover post comparing the Illinois and California Supreme Courts’ civil (and later in the week, criminal) dockets, how they compare to each other and how they evolved over time. Today, we’re comparing the Courts’ dockets from 2004 to 2017. We showed last time that the Illinois Supreme Court decided 139 … Continue Reading

How Do the Illinois and California Supreme Courts’ Civil Dockets Compare (Part 1)?

After reading this shout-out to our ongoing series of posts, both here and at the California Supreme Court Review, tracing how the courts’ civil and criminal dockets have evolved over time, I thought it was time for another cross-over series, both here and at CSCR. So, today and tomorrow, we’re looking at the two courts’ … Continue Reading

How Has the Court Decided Cases Involving Property Crimes Since 1990?

Yesterday, we took a close look at the Court’s arbitration cases since 1990.  Today, we’re on the criminal side of the docket, looking at the Court’s cases involving property crimes.  Less than a third of the Court’s property crime cases were won by the prosecution below – only 31.58%.  Oddly, the Court reversed 83.33% of … Continue Reading

How Has the Court Decided Arbitration Cases Since 1990?

Last week, we turned our attention to two new two areas of law in our ongoing review of the Court’s decision making – on the civil side, arbitration cases, and on the criminal side, cases involving property crimes.  Today, we’re taking a more in-depth look at the Court’s arbitration decisions. Since 1990, a lopsided proportion … Continue Reading

How Many Cases Involving Property Crimes Does the Court Decide a Year?

Last time, we reviewed the Court’s experience with arbitration law cases since 1990.  Now we’re reviewing the Court’s decisions involving property crimes (burglary, forgery, etc.)  Since 1990, the Court has decided nineteen cases involving property crime issues. The Court decided two cases in 1990, one in 1991 and three in 1992. The Court decided one … Continue Reading

How Many Arbitration Cases Does the Court Decide a Year?

This week, we’re turning our attention to two new areas of law in the Court’s civil and criminal dockets: arbitration law and cases involving property crimes.  Since 1990, the Court has decided seventeen cases involving arbitration law. The Court decided one arbitration case in 1991, two in 1992 and one in 1995. The Court decided … Continue Reading

How Has the Court Decided Criminal Cases Involving Sexual Offenses Since 1990?

Last week, we reviewed the year-by-year numbers for the Illinois Supreme Court’s history with two new areas of the law: civil cases involving employment law and criminal cases involving sexual offenses. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the sexual offense cases. Since 1990, fifty-five percent of the criminal sexual offense cases which the Court … Continue Reading

How Many Cases Involving Sexual Offenses Does the Court Decide a Year?

Yesterday, we reviewed the Court’s yearly docket of employment law cases over on the civil side.  Today, we’re in the criminal docket – how many cases does the Court decide per year involving sexual offenses?  Since 1990, the Court has decided thirty-seven criminal cases involving sexual offense issues. The Court decided one case in 1990, … Continue Reading

How Many Employment Law Cases Has the Court Decided a Year Since 1990?

This week, we’re beginning our review of the Court’s history with two new areas of law: employment law on the civil side, and prosecutions for sex offenses on the criminal side. Since 1990, the Court has decided only twenty-four cases primarily involving issues of employment law.  We review the year-by-year data below.  The Court decided … Continue Reading

How Has the Court Decided Attorney Disciplinary Cases Since 1990?

Yesterday, we reviewed the Court’s experience since 1990 with tax law cases. Today, we’re looking at the Court’s history with attorney disciplinary cases. For the entire period, the Court decided 40 disciplinary cases. Attorney challengers won 55% of the cases the Court heard below. The Court reversed cases won by attorney challengers 45.45% of the … Continue Reading

How Many Attorney Disciplinary Cases Has the Court Decided a Year?

Yesterday, we reviewed the Court’s docket of tax cases.  Today, we’re reviewing the Court’s yearly attorney disciplinary cases.  Between 1990 and 2017, the Court has decided forty-three attorney disciplinary cases. The Court decided ten attorney disciplinary cases in 1990, five in 1991, four in 1992, two in 1993, two in 1994 and one in 1995. … Continue Reading

How Many Tax Cases Does the Court Decide a Year?

For the last two weeks, we’ve been taking a close look at the Court’s docket of cases involving workers compensation on the civil side, and the elements of violent crimes on the criminal side.  Today, we’re starting our look at two new topics: tax law and attorney disciplinary decisions.  First, for the civil docket, we’re … Continue Reading

How Has the Court Decided Cases Involving the Elements of Violent Crimes Since 1990?

Last time, we took a close look at the Supreme Court’s cases involving workers compensation between 1990 and 2017.  This time, we’re looking at the Court’s caseload involving the elements of violent crimes.  For the entire period, 47.37% of the Court’s cases were won by the prosecution below.  The Court reversed 48.15% of the cases … Continue Reading

How Has the Court Decided Workers Compensation Cases Since 1990?

Last week, we reviewed the Court’s yearly docket of workers compensation cases on the civil side, and on the criminal side, cases involving the elements of violent crimes. This week, we’re taking a closer look at how the Court has handled both kinds of cases. Overall, the Court has decided fifty-nine workers compensation cases since … Continue Reading

How Many Cases Involving the Elements of Violent Crimes Has the Court Decided a Year?

Yesterday, we reviewed the Court’s workers compensation caseload.  Today, we’re in the criminal docket, reviewing the Court’s history with cases involving the elements of violent crimes.  From 1990 to 2017, the Court decided fifty-seven cases in this area of law. The Court decided two cases involving the elements of violent crimes in 1991, six in … Continue Reading

How Many Workers Compensation Cases Has the Court Decided a Year?

For the past two weeks, we’ve been taking an intensive look at the Court’s history with domestic relations and juvenile justice cases.  This week and next, we’re looking at workers compensation cases on the civil side, and on the criminal docket, cases involving the elements of violent crimes. The Court has decided fifty-nine workers compensation … Continue Reading

How Has the Court Decided Juvenile Justice Cases Since 1990?

Yesterday, we reviewed the Court’s recent history with domestic relations cases.  Today, we’re over in the criminal docket, looking at juvenile justice cases. Between 1990 and 2017, the Court decided eighty juvenile justice cases.  Only a bit over half of those cases – 51.25% – were won by the defendant/juvenile below.  The Court was slightly … Continue Reading
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