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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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