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How Have Justices Theis and Neville Voted in Domestic Relations Cases?

Justice Theis has participated in 20 domestic relations cases since joining the Court.  She has voted for defendants in nine of those cases and for plaintiffs 11 times.  Between 2011 and 2015, she supported defendants in seven of fifteen cases.  From 2016 to 2019, she voted for defendants in two of five cases. Six of … Continue Reading

How Has Chief Justice Burke Voted in Domestic Relations Cases?

Chief Justice Burke has participated in 33 domestic relations cases.  She has voted for defendants’ position in 14 cases and against defendants 19 times.  From 2007 to 2009, she voted for defendants in three of nine cases.  From 2010 to 2014, she voted for defendants in seven of fifteen cases.  From 2015 to 2019, she … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Karmeier Voted in Domestic Relations Cases?

Since joining the Court, Justice Karmeier has participated in 37 domestic relations cases.  He has voted for defendants in 18 cases and against them 19 times. Between 2005 and 2009, Justice Karmeier voted for defendants in six of thirteen cases.  Between 2010 and 2014, Justice Karmeier voted for defendants in eight of fifteen cases.  Between … Continue Reading

How Did Justice Thomas Vote in Domestic Relations Cases?

As we continue our review of the Justices’ voting records, next up is the recently retired Justice Thomas. Between joining the Court and the end of 2019, Justice Thomas participated in 53 domestic relations cases.  He voted with defendants in 22 of those cases and against them 31 times.  Between 2001 and 2005, he voted … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Kilbride Voted in Domestic Relations Cases?

Justice Kilbride has participated in 54 domestic relations cases since joining the Court, voting for defendants in 22 cases and against in 32.  From 2001 to 2005, he voted for defendants in nine of eighteen cases.  From 2006 to 2010, he voted for defendants in only four of fourteen cases.  From 2011 to 2015, he … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Garman Voted in Domestic Relations Cases?

Today, we begin our review of the individual Justices’ voting records in domestic relations cases, in order of seniority. Justice Garman has participated in 53 domestic relations cases since taking her seat.  She has voted for defendants in 22 of those cases and against them 31 times.  Between 2001 and 2005, she split her votes … Continue Reading

How Did Domestic Relations Defendants Fare at the Supreme Court From 2010 to 2019?

The Court decided 24 domestic relations cases between 2010 and the end of last year, siding with defendants in 12 and plaintiffs in 12.  Between 2010 and 2014, defendants won eight cases and lost seven.  From 2015 to 2019, defendants won four and lost five. Only nine of these cases were won by the defendants … Continue Reading

How Did Domestic Relations Defendants Fare at the Supreme Court From 2000 to 2009?

Between 2000 and 2009, the Supreme Court decided 33 domestic relations cases.  Defendants won 14 of those cases and lost 19.  From 2000 to 2004, defendants won nine cases and lost nine.  From 2005 to 2009, defendants won five cases and lost ten. Thirteen of these cases were won by the defendants at the Appellate … Continue Reading

How Did Domestic Relations Defendants Fare in at the Supreme Court 1990-1999?

Today, we begin our review of the Justices’ voting records in another area of civil law – domestic relations cases.  From 1990 to 1999, the Court decided 23 domestic relations cases.  Defendants won 12 of those 23 cases.  From 1990 to 1994, defendants won seven cases and lost seven.  From 1995 to 1999, defendants won … Continue Reading
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