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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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