This time, we’re looking at the data for average votes to affirm in cases not affirmed unanimously.

In 2010, Division Four averaged 5.5 votes to affirm in cases not unanimously affirmed.  The Second District averaged 2.5 votes and the Fourth averaged 2.33.  In 2011, the Third District averaged 3.5 votes and the Fourth averaged three. 

Last time, we reviewed the percentage of the time the Supreme Court affirmed civil decisions from each District unanimously.  This time we’re looking at average votes to affirm in non-unanimous decisions.

In 1990, Division Four of the First District averaged three votes to affirm.  In 1991, Division Five averaged three votes.  In 1992, Division Four

This time, we’re beginning a multi-week inquiry: (1) what percentage of the time does the Supreme Court affirm each District and Division of the Appellate Court unanimously; and (2) among non-unanimous decisions, what’s the average votes to affirm for each court?

In Table 1729, we report the percentage of unanimous affirmances for each District and

In this post and the next, we’re concluding our review of the Court’s unanimity rate in civil cases set against changes in the Court’s party alignment.

Despite changes in four of the Court’s seven seats during these eleven years, the party alignment of the Court remained the same throughout – four Democrats, three Republicans.  As