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Which Counties Produced the Court’s Criminal Docket, 1990-2017?

Yesterday, we reviewed the overall data for the period 1990 through 2017 of the originating counties for the Supreme Court’s civil docket.  Today, we’re looking at the Court’s criminal docket. Cook County accounted for 41.46% of the Court’s criminal docket between 1990 and 2017 – a slightly less predominant position than in the civil docket.  … Continue Reading

Which Counties Produced the Court’s Civil Docket, 1990-2017?

Over the past several weeks, we’ve been tracking the county trial courts which have produced the Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets between 1990 and 2017.  This week, we’re reviewing the overall data for the entire period. Between 1990 and 2017, Cook County accounted for 44.68% of the Court’s civil cases.  Du Page County produced … Continue Reading

Which Trial Courts Produce the Court’s Criminal Docket (Part 6)?

Yesterday, we examined the trial courts which produced the Supreme Court’s civil docket for the years 2015 through 2017.  Today, we’re looking at the data for the Court’s criminal docket. In 2015, the Court decided sixteen criminal cases from Cook County, four from Will and three from Kane County.  The Court decided one case each … Continue Reading

Which Trial Courts Produce the Court’s Civil Docket (Part 6)?

For the past several weeks, we’ve been reviewing the year-by-year data to determine which trial courts have produced the Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets.  This week, we’re reviewing the years 2015 through 2017.  Today: the civil docket. In 2015, the Court decided seventeen civil cases from Cook County.  The Court decided four cases from … Continue Reading

Which Trial Courts Produce the Court’s Criminal Docket (Part 5)?

Yesterday, we reviewed the trial courts from which the Court’s civil docket came for the years 2010 through 2014.  Today, we’re looking at the criminal docket. In 2010, the Court decided twenty-three cases from Cook County, six from  Peoria, four from Du Page, three from Kane County, and two each from Lake, Winnebago and Boone … Continue Reading

Which Trial Courts Produce the Court’s Civil Docket (Part 5)?

For the past several weeks, we’ve been reviewing, one year at a time, the trial courts which have produced the Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets.  This week, we’re reviewing the years 2010 through 2014. In 2010, the Court decided twenty-two civil cases from Cook County, two cases from Sangamon and Kane counties, and one … Continue Reading

Which Trial Courts Produce the Court’s Criminal Docket (Part 4)?

For the past three weeks, we’ve been reviewing the year by year data for which trial courts have produced the Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets.  Yesterday, we looked at the data for the civil docket between 2005 and 2009.  Today, we’re reviewing the data for the criminal docket for the same years. In 2005, … Continue Reading

Which Trial Courts Produce the Court’s Civil Docket (Part 4)?

For the past three weeks, we’ve been reviewing which county trial courts have produced the Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets since 1990.  This week, we’re reviewing the years 2005 through 2009. In 2005, the Court decided twenty-five civil cases from Cook County.  The Court decided four cases each from Madison and Franklin counties, two … Continue Reading

Which Trial Courts Produce the Court’s Criminal Docket (Part 3)?

Yesterday, we reviewed which trial courts produced the Court’s civil docket between 2000 and 2004.  Today, we’re looking at the data for the docket of criminal, quasi-criminal and attorney disciplinary cases during the same years. As you can see in Table 631 below, the criminal docket is usually more scattered as a geographical matter than … Continue Reading

Which Trial Courts Produce the Court’s Civil Docket (Part 3)?

For the past two weeks, we’ve been reviewing which trial courts, year by year, have produced the Court’s civil and criminal dockets.  This week, we’re looking at the years 2000 through 2004 – first up, the civil cases. In 2000, the Court decided nineteen civil cases from Cook County.  The rest of the cases were … Continue Reading

Which Trial Courts Produce the Court’s Criminal Docket (Part 2)?

Yesterday, we reviewed which trial courts produced the Court’s civil docket, year by year for the period 1995 through 1999.  Today, we’ll review the criminal docket for the same years. In 1995, the Court decided thirty-six criminal cases which originated in Cook County.  The Court decided seven cases from Will County, six from Du Page, … Continue Reading

Which Trial Courts Produce the Court’s Civil Docket (Part 2)?

Last week, we began reviewing the trial courts from which the Court’s civil and criminal dockets have arisen, beginning with the years 1990 through 1994.  This week, we’re looking comparing the sources of the dockets for the years 1995 through 1999. In 1995, the Court decided 25 civil cases from Cook County.  It decided three … Continue Reading

Which Trial Courts Produce the Court’s Criminal Docket (Part 1)?

Yesterday, we began reviewing the trial courts which have produced the Court’s civil docket, beginning with the years 1990 through 1994.  Today, we review the Court’s criminal docket for the same years. In 1990, the Court decided twenty-six criminal, quasi-criminal, juvenile and disciplinary cases from Cook County.  The Court decided eight disciplinary and licensing cases … Continue Reading

Which Trial Courts Produce the Supreme Court’s Civil Docket (Part 1)?

Last week, we concluded our analysis of the government’s winning percentage, year by year and one area of law at a time, in civil cases at the Court.  This week, we begin reviewing the trial courts from which the Court’s civil and criminal dockets are drawn. In Table 606, we report the data for civil … Continue Reading

Where Does the Illinois Supreme Court’s Docket Originate (2013-2015)?

Yesterday, we continued our review of the geographic origins of the Illinois Supreme Court’s docket with a look at the Court’s civil and criminal caseload in the years 2010-2012. Today, we conclude our analysis with a look at the past three years, 2013-2015. The Court’s civil docket from Cook County dropped from 19 cases in … Continue Reading

Where Does the Illinois Supreme Court’s Docket Originate (2010-2012)?

Last week, we compared the geographical sources of the Illinois Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets during the years 2005-2009. Today, we begin our examination of the following six years of our period of study, 2010-2016. Two-thirds of the civil docket in 2010 arose from Cook County – 22 cases in all. Kane and Sangamon … Continue Reading

Where Does the Illinois Supreme Court’s Docket Originate (2008-2009)?

Yesterday, we reviewed the originating counties for the Illinois Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets for the years 2005-2007. Today, we turn to the years 2008 and 2009. The data for the civil docket in 2008 is reported below in Table 174. Cook County’s share of the civil docket fell in 2008 to 38.1% of … Continue Reading

Where Does the Illinois Supreme Court’s Docket Originate (2005-2007)?

Last week, we began reviewing where the Illinois Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets originated from during the first five years of our study period (2000-2004). Today and tomorrow, we review the second five years of the period. The data for the civil docket in 2005 is reported in Table 168 below. Cook County’s share … Continue Reading

Where Does the Illinois Supreme Court’s Criminal Docket Originate (2000-2004)?

Yesterday, we reviewed the geographic sources of the Illinois Supreme Court’s civil docket in the first five years of our study period from 2000 to 2004. Today, we compare the originating counties for the criminal docket during the same years. We conclude that in many years early in the twenty-first century, Cook County did not … Continue Reading

Where Does the Illinois Supreme Court’s Civil Docket Originate (2000-2004)?

Last week, we completed our comparative look at the sources of appellate jurisdiction in the Illinois Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets. We demonstrated that although the Court’s civil docket is heavily inclined towards final judgments, review of interlocutory orders is by no means uncommon. Interlocutory orders are even more numerous on the criminal side … Continue Reading

What Counties are Producing the Illinois Supreme Court’s Civil Docket, Part III (2010-2014)

In the last two posts, we’ve been investigating where in the state the Illinois Supreme Court tends to draw its civil docket from. Now, we turn to the last five years of our study period. During the most recent years – comprising the entirety of the Kilbride Court and the beginning of the Garman Court … Continue Reading

What Counties Are Producing the Illinois Supreme Court’s Civil Docket (Part II)

In our last post, we began our discussion of where in the state the Illinois Supreme Court’s civil docket has come from over the past fifteen years, beginning with population figures for 2000 and 2010, and including also the data from 2000-2004. For the second five years of the study period, the Court’s civil caseload … Continue Reading

What Counties are Producing the Illinois Supreme Court’s Civil Docket (Part I)

In our last several posts, we considered how frequently the Illinois Supreme Court agrees to review summary judgments. Next we consider the geographical sources of the Court’s civil docket.  The most obvious driver of caseload should be population – more residents equals more litigation, and therefore more candidates for possible Supreme Court review.  Therefore, as … Continue Reading
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