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How Many Votes to Affirm Has the Third District Averaged in Civil Cases?

Today, we’re tracking average votes to affirm the Third District of the Appellate Court in civil cases before the Supreme Court, 1990-2019. The average was 1.13 in 1990, 2.13 in 1991, 1.2 in 1992, 4.5 in 1993 and 2.75 in 1994. In 1995, average votes to affirm was 6.2. It dropped to 3.6 in 1996, … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has the Second District Averaged in Civil Cases?

This week, we’re continuing our series of posts looking more closely at how the Districts and Divisions of the Appellate Court have fared at the Supreme Court by tracking the average votes to affirm in civil cases year by year. Today, we’re looking at the Second District, and tomorrow the Third. The Second District averaged … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has Division Six of the First District Averaged in Civil Cases?

There were no civil cases from Division Six of the First District decided by the Supreme Court in 1990 or 1993. The average votes to affirm was 6.0 in 1991, 2.86 in 1992, zero in 1994, 2 in 1995, 3.2 in 1996 and 1997, 1.33 in 1998 and 4.33 in 1999. Average votes to affirm … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has Division Five of the First District Averaged in Civil Cases?

This week, we’re continuing our series, drilling down on the reversal rates of the Districts and Divisions of the Appellate Court by tracking the yearly average votes to affirm each court in civil cases. Today, we review the data for Division Five of the First District, and tomorrow we’ll be looking at Division Six. Division … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has Division 4 of the First District Averaged in Civil Cases?

Division 4’s average votes to affirm were in majority territory in three years in the 1990s: 1992, when the average was 4.43, 1995, when it was 4.5, and 1997, when it was 5.2.  In 1990, average votes to affirm was 3.57.  It fell to 2 in 1991 and 0.4 in 1993, then rose to 3.8 … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has Division Three of the First District Averaged in Civil Cases?

This week, we’re reviewing average votes to affirm in civil cases for Division Three of the First District of the Appellate Court. Division Three was in majority territory only one year in the 1990s: 4.2 votes, 1997.  Every other year, the average has been below 4: 3 (1990 & 1991), 1.83 (1992), 3.5 (1993), 1.5 … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has Division Two of the First District Averaged in Civil Cases?

Between 1990 and 1999, Division Two of the First District has been in majority territory only twice: 5 in 1993 and 4.67 in 1997.  For the rest of the decade, the “average” civil decision reviewed by the Supreme Court commanded less than a majority: 2.33 votes (1990), 2 (1991), 3.5 (1992), 2.57 (1994), 3 (1995), … Continue Reading

How Many Votes to Affirm Has Division One of the First District Averaged in Civil Cases?

A few weeks ago, we reviewed the three-year floating average reversal rates for each of the Districts and Divisions of the Appellate Court.  But of course, mere reversal rates don’t tell the whole story.  There’s a big difference between a court getting affirmed (or reversed) 4-3 and a 7-0 decision.  So this time, we’re looking … Continue Reading

What District/Division of the Appellate Court Averaged the Most Votes to Affirm Before the Supreme Court in Criminal Cases (Part 2)?

Yesterday, we reviewed the average votes to affirm criminal cases from the First District at the Supreme Court between 1990 and 2017.  Today, we’re reviewing the numbers for the rest of the state. The Second District’s votes to affirm in criminal cases has been equally distributed.  For nine years, the votes to affirm was four … Continue Reading

What District/Division of the Appellate Court Averaged the Most Votes to Affirm Before the Supreme Court in Criminal Cases (Part 1)?

Last week, we reviewed the data across the Districts and Divisions of the Appellate Court for yearly average votes to affirm the Appellate Court’s decisions in civil cases before the Supreme Court.  This week, we’re looking at votes to affirm in criminal cases. In Table 943, we report the data for Division One of the … Continue Reading

Which District/Division of the Appellate Court Averaged the Most Votes to Affirm Before the Supreme Court in Civil Cases (Part 2)?

Last time, we began reviewing the performance of each District and Division of the Appellate Court for the years 1990 to 2017 using a different metric: average votes each year to affirm the Appellate Court’s decision, regardless of whether the ultimate result was to affirm or reverse.  After reviewing the numbers for Chicago’s First District … Continue Reading

Which District/Division of the Appellate Court Averaged the Most Votes to Affirm Before the Supreme Court in Civil Cases (Part 1)?

For the past two weeks, we’ve been reviewing the reversal rates before the Supreme Court of each District and Division of the Appellate Court since 1990.  But not all affirmances (or reversals) are created equal.  A 4-3 reversal is arguably a different thing than a 7-0 reversal (and the same goes for affirmances by those … Continue Reading
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