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What Kinds of Tort Cases Does the Supreme Court Decide (Part 2 – 2005-2019)?

Last time, we began taking another look at the Court’s tort cases since 1990 – specifically, what issues within the field of tort law has the Court been interested in?  This time, we’re reviewing the data for the years 2005 through 2019. Tort cases have been significantly less common on the Court’s docket during this … Continue Reading

What Kinds of Tort Cases Does The Supreme Court Decide (Part 1 – 1990-2004)?

For the past few months, we’ve been looking at the Court’s decision record and the individual Justices’ voting records in various civil and criminal areas of law.  This week, we’re beginning a deeper dive – dividing those areas of law into discrete sub-issues and tracking where the Court has been drawing its cases from. We … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Garman Voted in Tort Cases?

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been reviewing the Court’s thirty year record in civil tort cases – defendants’ overall won-loss records, the frequency with which the Court affirms (or reverses) defendants’ wins from the Appellate Court, and the frequency with which the Court reverses (or affirms) decisions lost by defendants below. Now let’s take … Continue Reading

How Did Tort Defendants Fare Before the Supreme Court 1990-1999?

Today, we’re beginning our review of voting records for a new area of law – tort.  Today and next week, we’ll be working our way through the data showing how tort defendants have fared at the Appellate Court since 1990: total wins and losses; wins from the Appellate Court affirmed (and reversed); and losses from … Continue Reading

How Have Tort Defendants Fared at the Supreme Court Since 1990 (Part 3)?

For the past two weeks, we’ve been tracing the Supreme Court’s record and the Justices’ voting patterns with respect to tort cases.  Today, we’re finishing up with a review of the years 2010 to 2018. In Table 1091 below, we review the performance of tort defendants who prevailed at the Appellate Court.  Since 2010, such … Continue Reading

How Have Tort Defendants Fared at the Supreme Court Since 1990 (Part 2)?

Yesterday, we began our review of the data regarding the Court’s handling of tort cases.  Today, we’re continuing that series. In Table 1082, we divide the Court’s tort cases each year according to who won at the Appellate Court – the plaintiff or defendant?  Although review of plaintiffs’ wins dropped off in 2004 and 2005, … Continue Reading