In these final two posts, we’re reviewing the areas of law in which Justice Michael Burke’s majority and dissenting opinions have fallen.  In 2020, Justice Burke wrote one majority opinion each in insurance law, civil procedure and tort law.  In 2021, he wrote one majority in insurance law and three involving civil procedure issues.

As of the end of 2021, Justice Burke had written only one dissent in a civil case – a case involving government and administrative law.

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As our review of Justice Michael Burke’s tenure continues, this time we’re looking at Justice Burke’s alignment with his colleagues – how often has Justice Burke voted with the majority in civil and criminal cases?  A reminder – partial agreement doesn’t count.  If a Justice votes to affirm in part and reverse in part and the majority votes to affirm (or reverse) outright, that counts as a vote with the minority.

Since joining the Court, Justice Burke has voted with the majority in 92.31% of civil cases – 94.74% in 2020 and 90.91% in 2021.

Justice Burke has voted with the majority in 88.37% of the criminal cases he has participated in.  In 2020, he was with the majority in 93.75% of cases, but he voted with the majority in only 85.19% of criminal cases in 2021.

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In this post, we review the voting record of Justice Michael Burke – first in civil cases, then on the criminal docket.

On the civil side, Justice Burke has voted to affirm 27 decisions – 11 in 2020 and 16 in 2021.  He has cast five split votes, one in 2020 and four in 2021.  He has voted to reverse 19 times – seven in 2020 and 12 in 2021.

Justice Burke has voted to affirm nineteen criminal decisions – five in 2020 and fourteen in 2021.  He has cast five split votes and eighteen votes to reverse – eight in 2020 and ten in 2021.

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Justice Michael Burke has written a total of nine opinions in civil cases – seven majority opinions, one special concurrence and one dissent.

Justice Michael Burke has written fifteen opinions in criminal cases – nine majority opinions, two special concurrences and four dissents.

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From taking his seat in 2020 through the end of 2021, Justice Michael Burke participated in 52 civil cases – nineteen in 2020 and 33 in 2021.

Justice Michael Burke sat on a total of 43 criminal cases from 2020 through the end of 2021.  Sixteen cases were in 2020 and 27 were in 2021.

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Justice Neville has written three majority opinions each in habeas corpus, criminal procedure and constitutional law.  He has written one majority opinion each in cases involving violent crimes and process offenses.

Justice Neville has written one more dissent on the criminal side since joining the Court than he has majority opinions.  In all he has written six dissents in cases involving constitutional law, four in criminal procedure cases and one each in sentencing law and habeas corpus cases.

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In this post and the next one, we’ll be wrapping up our six-part post reviewing the tenure of Justice P. Scott Neville, who joined the Supreme Court in 2018.  In these final two posts, we’re reviewing the areas of law in which Justice Neville’s majority and dissenting opinions have fallen.

On the civil side, Justice Neville has written four majority opinions involving government and administrative law, three involving tort law, two in civil procedure and one each involving tax law, securities law, constitutional law, workers compensation, domestic relations and insurance law.

As of the end of 2021, Justice Neville had written only one dissent on the civil side, which arose in a tort case.

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Since joining the Court, Justice Neville has voted with the majority in 96.63% of all civil cases.  However, his percentage has declined each year, as shown in Table 1857 below: 100% in 2018, 96.77% in 2019, 95.65% in 2020 and 95.24% in 2021.

Justice Neville has been much less aligned with the majority in criminal cases, voting with the majority in only 78.05% of his criminal cases.  That percentage has also declined nearly every year: 88.24% in 2018, 77.78% in 2019, 78.57% in 2020 and only 68.42% in 2021.

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This time, we’re reviewing Justice Neville’s voting patterns.  In civil cases, he has voted to affirm 39 times – six in 2018 and eleven cases each in 2019, 2020 and 2021.  He has cast ten split votes (to affirm in part and to reverse in part): two in 2018, five in 2019, two in 2020 and one in 2021.  He has voted to reverse in civil cases 38 times – six in 2018, fifteen in 2019, nine in 2020 and eight in 2021.

On the criminal side of the docket, Justice Neville has voted to affirm 33 times – five in 2018, seven in 2019, ten in 2020 and eleven in 2021.  He has cast thirteen split votes – five in 2018, three in 2019, four in 2020 and one in 2021.  He has voted to reverse 35 times: seven in 2018, eight in 2019, thirteen in 2020 and seven in 2021.

Join us back here next time as we review the data on how often Justice Neville has voted with the majority during his tenure.

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Since joining the Court in 2018, Justice Neville has written sixteen opinions in civil cases – fifteen majority opinions and one dissent.  He wrote one majority in 2018, five in 2019, four in 2020 and five in 2021.  His only dissent was in 2020.

Justice Neville’s writing on the criminal law side reveals an unusual pattern: he has written more dissents than majority opinions.  Justice Neville has written eleven majority opinions: three in 2018, four in 2019, four in 2020.  He has written one concurrence in 2021.  But he has written twelve dissents – one each in 2018 and 2019 and five each in 2020 and 2021.

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