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How Have Justices Theis and Neville Voted in Criminal Constitutional Law Cases?

Since joining the Court, Justice Theis has participated in 83 criminal constitutional law cases.  She has voted for defendants 32 times and against them in 51 cases.  From 2010 to 2014, she supported defendants in 12 of 33 cases.  Since that time, she has voted for defendants in 20 cases and against them in 30 … Continue Reading

How Has Chief Justice Burke Voted in Criminal Constitutional Law Cases?

Since taking her seat, Chief Justice Burke has voted in 125 criminal constitutional law cases.  She has voted for defendants in 49 of those cases, and against them 76 times.  Between 2006 and 2009, she voted for defendants in 13 cases and against them 21 times.  Between 2010 and 2019, she supported defendants 36 times … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Karmeier Voted in Criminal Constitutional Law Cases?

Since joining the Court, Justice Karmeier has voted in 152 criminal constitutional law cases.  He has voted for defendants in 35 of those cases and for the state 117 times.  Between 2005 and 2009, he voted for defendants in 11 of 61 cases.  Since that time, he supported defendants in 24 cases and voted against … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Thomas Voted in Criminal Constitutional Law Cases?

Since taking his seat on the Court, Justice Thomas has participated in 229 criminal constitutional law cases.  He has voted for defendants in 54 cases and against them in 175 cases.  Between 2001 and 2009, Justice Thomas supported defendants in only 31 cases and against them in 106 cases.  Between 2010 and 2019, Justice Thomas … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Kilbride Voted in Criminal Constitutional Law Cases?

Justice Kilbride has participated in 229 criminal constitutional law cases since taking his seat.  He has supported defendants in 90 cases and has voted against defendants in 139 cases.  Between 2001 and 2009, Justice Kilbride supported defendants in 61 cases and voted against defendants in 76 cases.  Since 2010, he has supported defendants in 29 … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Garman Voted on Criminal Constitutional Law Cases?

Since joining the Court, Justice Garman has voted in 221 criminal constitutional law cases.  She has voted for defendants in 67 cases and for the prosecution in 154.  From 2001 to 2009, Justice Garman voted for defendants in 42 cases and for the prosecution 86 times.  From 2010 to 2019, she supported the defendants 25 … Continue Reading

How Did Criminal Defendants Fare in Constitutional Law Cases at the Supreme Court (2010-2019)?

Today, we’re reviewing the Court’s record with criminal constitutional law cases across the decade just concluded.  Between 2010 and 2019, the Court decided 92 criminal constitutional law cases.  Defendants won 27 of those cases and lost 65.  From 2010 to 2012, defendants won five and lost 19.  From 2013 to 2016, the defendants won 10 … Continue Reading

How Have Criminal Defendants Fared at the Supreme Court in Constitutional Law Cases (2000-2009)?

The Supreme Court decided 150 criminal constitutional law cases between 2000 and 2009.  The Court ruled for defendants in 58 cases and against defendants in the remaining 92.  Between 2000 and 2002, the defendants won 22 cases and lost 23.  Between 2003 and 2006, defendants won 27 cases and lost 46.  Between 2007 and 2009, … Continue Reading

How Have Criminal Defendants Fared at the Supreme Court in Constitutional Law Cases (1990-1999)?

This week and next, we’re taking a break from our review of the Justices’ voting records in areas of civil law to look at criminal constitutional law cases.  First, we’re reviewing the Court’s overall record in these cases. The Court decided 143 criminal cases between 1990 and 1999 involving constitutional law issues.  Criminal defendants won … Continue Reading

Reviewing the Voting Records of Justices Theis and Neville in Civil Procedure Cases

Justice Theis has participated in 47 civil procedure cases since taking her seat in 2011.  She has supporting plaintiffs in 22 cases and voted for defendants 27 times.  From 2011 to 2015, she voted for plaintiffs 12 times and for defendants in 17 cases. From 2016 to 2019, she split her votes evenly in 20 … Continue Reading

Reviewing Chief Justice Burke’s Voting Record in Civil Procedure Cases

Chief Justice Burke participated in 63 civil procedure cases between 2007 and 2019, voting for plaintiffs in 30 cases and for defendants 33 times.  From 2007 to 2010, she split her votes in 14 cases between plaintiffs and defendants. From 2011 to 2015, she voted for plaintiffs 13 times and for defendants in 16 cases.  … Continue Reading

How Have Justices Theis and Neville Voted in Civil Constitutional Law Cases?

Since joining the Supreme Court in 2011, Justice Theis has participated in 35 civil constitutional law cases.  She has voted for defendants in 21 cases and for plaintiffs in 14 cases.  From 2015 to 2019, Justice Theis has evenly split her voting in 24 cases – 12 times for defendants and 12 against them. Justice … Continue Reading

How Has Chief Justice Burke Voted in Civil Constitutional Law Cases?

Chief Justice Burke has participated in 50 civil constitutional law cases since taking her seat.  She has split her votes right down the middle, supporting defendants 25 times and voting for plaintiffs in 25 cases.  Between 2006 and 2012, she voted for defendants in 14 cases and against them seven times.  Between 2013 and 2019, … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Karmeier Voted in Civil Constitutional Law Cases?

Justice Karmeier has participated in 63 civil cases since taking his seat primarily involving constitutional law issues.  He has voted for defendants 36 times, and against defendants in 27 cases.  Between 2005 and 2012, he voted for defendants in 25 cases and against them in only 8.  Since that time, he has voted for defendants … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Thomas Voted in Constitutional Law Cases?

Justice Thomas has participated in 81 civil cases primarily involving constitutional law issues.  He has supported the defendant in 49 cases and has voted against defendants 32 times.  Between 2001 and 2012, he supported defendants in 35 such cases while voting against defendants 16 times.  Since that time, he has voted for defendants 14 times … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Kilbride Voted in Constitutional Law Cases?

Justice Kilbride has participated in 85 constitutional law cases since taking his seat on the Court.  He has supported defendants’ position, at least in part, in 50 cases while supporting plaintiffs in 35 cases.  He supported defendants in 24 cases between 2001 and 2006 while voting for plaintiffs in 10 cases.  Between 2007 and 2015, … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Garman Voted in Constitutional Law Cases?

Today, we’re beginning our review of the individual Justices’ voting records in civil constitutional law cases. Justice Garman has participated in 84 civil constitutional law cases during her tenure, voting for the defendant, at least in part, in 51 cases and for the plaintiff 33 times.  She supported defendants in 10 of 12 cases in … Continue Reading

How Did Defendants Fare in Constitutional Law Cases Between 2010 and 2019?

Between 2010 and 2019, defendants in civil constitutional law cases at the Supreme Court split results almost evenly, winning 21 cases while losing 19.  Between 2010 and 2014, defendants won 13 of 16 games.  Since 2015, defendants have won eight while losing 16. The Court reviewed 18 civil constitutional law cases won by the defendant … Continue Reading

How Have Defendants in Constitutional Law Cases Fared Before the Supreme Court Since 1990 (Part 2)?

Between 2000 and 2009, defendants in civil cases involving constitutional law issues won 28 cases while losing only 16.  Defendants were 5-1 in 2001, 4-0 in 2005, 4-1 in 2006 and 6-2 in 2008. Defendants were a good bit more successful in this decade at defending their Appellate Court wins than they had been in … Continue Reading

How Have Defendants in Constitutional Law Cases Fared at the Supreme Court Since 1990?

This week, we’re beginning a new area of law in our ongoing study of the individual Justices’ voting records – constitutional law cases.  First up, we’ll review defendants’ overall won-loss record, one decade at a time, and then look at the data in terms of defendants’ wins from the Appellate Court which were affirmed at … 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 Have Defendants Fared in Constitutional Law Cases at the Supreme Court (Part 3)?

Today, we’re continuing our series of posts on the Court’s experience since 1990 with civil constitutional law cases. Constitutional law cases continued to drop sharply as a share of the civil docket between 2006 and 2013, as the Court decided only twenty-nine cases.  The Court decided five cases in 2006, two in 2007, eight in … Continue Reading

How Have Defendants Fared in Constitutional Law Cases at the Supreme Court Since 1990 (Part 2)?

Earlier today, we began our review of the Court’s history with civil constitutional law cases, starting with the years 1990 through 1997.  This time, we’re looking at the next eight years: 1998 to 2005. Constitutional law cases were down during this period.  After deciding sixty-five cases between 1990 and 1997, the Court decided only forty-nine … Continue Reading

How Have Defendants Fared in Constitutional Law Cases at the Supreme Court Since 1990 (Part 1)?

Last time, we completed our review of the Court and Justices’ voting records on employment law cases.  This week, we’re taking a look at the Court’s history with civil constitutional law cases (we also track constitutional law cases on the criminal law docket, but those cases are not included in the data below). Throughout the … Continue Reading
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