Today, we’re completing our trip through the reversal rates for the Districts of the Appellate Court, divided by areas of civil law.  For this final post, we’re looking at the Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Districts for the years 2010 through 2019.

The overall reversal rate for these districts was 100% in employment law, property

Today, we’re wrapping up our review of the tenures of all seven Justices.  This time, we’re reviewing Justices Carter and Overstreet’s record in criminal cases.

Justice Carter has written eight majority opinions in criminal cases.  Four have involved constitutional law, three have been in criminal procedure cases, and one opinion involved sex offenses.

Justice Carter

Since taking his seat, Justice Michael Burke has written nine majority opinions in cases involving criminal, quasi-criminal, juvenile justice and mental health issues.  One majority involved habeas corpus law.  Two (both from 2021) involved criminal procedure.  Justice Burke has written six majority opinions in constitutional law – two in 2020 and four in 2021.

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