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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

How Many Criminal Cases Has the Court Decided a Year Involving Juvenile Justice Issues?

Yesterday, we began our look at the Court’s civil domestic relations cases.  Today, we’re looking at the Court’s eighty criminal cases the Court decided between 1990 and 2017 which principally involved juvenile justice issues. The Court decided no juvenile justice cases in 1990 or 1992.  It decided one in 1991, 1993 and 1994, two in … Continue Reading

How Many Domestic Relations 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 insurance law cases on the civil side and habeas corpus cases on the criminal side.  This week and next, we’re looking at two new issues – domestic relations cases from the civil docket, and cases involving juvenile justice issues … Continue Reading

How Have Defendants in Habeas Corpus Cases Fared at the Court?

Yesterday, we looked at how insurers have fared before the Court since 1990.  Today, we’re taking a deeper look at the Court’s habeas cases. For the entire period, 81.48% of the Court’s habeas corpus cases were won by the prosecution below.  The Court reversed 30.68% of the decisions won by the prosecution below, but 55% … Continue Reading

How Many Habeas Corpus Cases Has the Court Decided a Year?

Last time, we looked at the Court’s insurance law caseload.  Today, we’re reviewing the Court’s habeas corpus decisions. Between 1990 and 2017, the Court decided 224 habeas corpus cases.  The Court decided four habeas cases in 1990, eight in 1991, eleven in 1992, five in 1993, seven in 1994, seventeen in 1995 and nine in … Continue Reading

How Many Insurance Law Cases Has the Court Decided a Year?

For the past two weeks, we’ve been looking at the Court’s government/administrative law and criminal sentencing cases.  This week and next, we’re going to look at the Court’s insurance law cases on the civil side, and its habeas corpus cases on the criminal law side. Between 1990 and 2017, the Court decided eighty-six insurance law … Continue Reading

What Kind of Criminal Sentencing Law Case is the Court Most Likely to Hear?

Yesterday, we took a close look at the Court’s history with civil cases involving governmental parties and administrative law.  Today, we’re on the criminal law side of the docket, reviewing the Court’s experience with cases involving criminal sentencing. Since 1990, the Court has taken a virtually equal number of sentencing cases won by each side … Continue Reading

What Kind of Government and Administrative Law Case Is the Court Most Likely to Hear?

Last week, we reviewed the Court’s history since 1990 with civil cases involving governmental parties and administrative law, and criminal cases involving the law of sentencing.  This week, we’re digging deeper, looking at three questions: (1) does the Court tend to take more cases in each area won by one side or the other below; … Continue Reading

How Many Cases Has the Court Decided a Year Involving the Law of Criminal Sentencing?

Yesterday, we reviewed the Court’s record with civil cases involving government entities and administrative law.  Today, we’re looking at the criminal side of the docket – specifically, cases involving sentencing law. The Court decided five sentencing law cases in 1990, one in 1991, eleven in 1992, one in 1993, three in 1994, six in 1995 … Continue Reading

How Many Government and Administrative Law Cases Has the Court Decided a Year?

For the past two weeks, we’ve been studying the Court’s death penalty cases.  This week, we’re turning our attention to a new topic – (1) government and administrative law; and (2) sentencing law in the criminal docket.  First up is civil cases involving government parties and administrative law issues.  Since 1990, the Supreme Court has … Continue Reading

Adjusted for Population, How Do the Illinois and California Supreme Courts Compare With Respect to Their Death Penalty Caseloads?

Yesterday, we compared the Illinois and California Supreme Court’s death penalty caseloads between 1992, the beginning of our California data, through 2010, when Illinois abolished the death penalty.  We found that in the years prior to Governor George Ryan’s 2010 moratorium on executions, Illinois both averaged more death penalty cases per year and was more … Continue Reading

How Do the Illinois and California Supreme Courts Compare With Respect to Death Penalty Judgments?

[The posts for today and tomorrow will be cross-posted, in slightly revised form, in the California Supreme Court Review.] For the past two weeks, we’ve been taking a detailed look at the death penalty jurisprudence of the Illinois and California Supreme Courts here and at our sister blog the California Supreme Court Review.  This week, … Continue Reading

How Often Did the Court Reverse, in Whole or in Part, Death Penalty Judgments?

Yesterday, we took an in-depth look at the Court’s tort law caseload.  We showed that the Court has both accepted for review a larger share of plaintiffs’ wins from the Appellate Court than defense wins, and has reversed those plaintiffs’ wins more often.  Today, we’re taking another look at the Court’s death penalty cases. Overall, … Continue Reading

What Kind of Tort Law Case is the Court Most Likely to Hear?

Last week, we reviewed the year-by-year data for the Court’s tort law caseload.  This week, we’re answering our usual second week questions: (1) did the Court decide more defense or plaintiffs’ wins; (2) did the Court reverse either side’s wins at a higher rate; and (3) how often did the Court reverse tort decisions, either … Continue Reading

How Many Death Penalty Cases Did the Court Decide a Year?

Yesterday, we reviewed the Court’s year by year caseload of tort cases.  Today, we’re looking at the Court’s death penalty cases. The Court decided fifteen death penalty cases in 1990, thirteen cases in 1991, twenty-three cases in 1992, thirteen cases in 1993, seventeen cases in 1994, eighteen cases in 1995 and twenty cases in 1996. … Continue Reading

How Many Tort Cases Does the Court Decide a Year?

For the past two weeks, we’ve taken a close look at the Court’s experience with civil and criminal procedure cases (both here and at our sister blog, the California Supreme Court Review.)  This week, we’re reviewing the Court’s tort cases and death penalty decisions. For the entire period from 1990 to 2017, the Court has … Continue Reading

What Kind of Criminal Procedure Case is the Court Most Likely to Hear?

Yesterday, we took a detailed look at the Court’s civil procedure decisions.  Today, we’re taking a look at the Court’s criminal procedure cases. In 1990, the Court affirmed 6 prosecution wins in criminal procedure cases.  The Court affirmed 3 times in 1991, twice in 1993 and 1994, 1 time in 1995, 2 in 1996, five … Continue Reading

What Kind of Civil Procedure Case is the Court Most Likely to Hear?

Last week, we tracked the Supreme Court’s year-by-year record with civil and criminal procedure cases.  This week, we’re taking a deeper look to address several questions: (1) did the Court tend to take more defendants’ or plaintiffs’ wins from the Appellate Court? (2) did the Court reverse either defense or plaintiffs’ wins at a higher … Continue Reading
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