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How Often Does the Illinois Supreme Court Review Unpublished Decisions (Part II)

Yesterday, we looked at the prevalence of Rule 23 orders (unpublished decisions) as a fraction of the Appellate Court’s workload. Now we turn to the data – how much of the Illinois Supreme Court’s civil caseload consists of Rule 23 orders? Given that a Rule 23 order should in theory break no new legal ground … Continue Reading

What Areas Does the Illinois Supreme Court Address Most Often, Part III (2010-2014)

In our last post, we continued our examination of the legal issues appearing on the Illinois Supreme Court’s civil docket, examining the period 2005-2009. Turning to the final five years of our study period, we see tort cases slightly down in absolute terms. Government/administrative and constitutional law cases are down on the Court’s civil docket, … Continue Reading

What Areas Does the Illinois Supreme Court Address Most Often, Part II (2005-2009)

In our last post, we began our consideration of the areas of law covered by the Illinois Supreme Court’s civil docket between 2000 and 2004. We found that torts, civil procedure and government/administrative cases led the Court’s docket, although the Court also showed a significant interest in constitutional and workers’ compensation law. We now turn … Continue Reading

What Areas of Civil Law Does the Illinois Supreme Court Address Most Often, Part I (2000-2004)

In our last three posts, we’ve been addressing where in the state the Illinois Supreme Court’s civil docket comes from. Now, we turn to another issue we addressed briefly several posts earlier – what areas of the law does the Court’s case load come from. One of the advantages of studying so extensive a period … Continue Reading
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