How Have Defendants Fared in Civil Procedure Cases Between 2010 and 2019?

Between 2010 and 2019, the Supreme Court decided fifty-four cases primarily involving civil procedure issues.  Defendants won 30 of those cases and lost 24.  Between 2010 and 2012, defendants were 11-5.  Between 2013 and 2017, defendants won only nine of nineteen cases.  Over the past two years, defendants were 10-9.

The Court decided 24 cases won by defendants at the Appellate Court.  Fourteen of those decisions were affirmed and ten were reversed, in whole or in part.  Defendants won nine of sixteen cases between 2010 and 2017.  In 2018 and 2019, defendants were 5-3.

The Court decided 30 cases lost by defendants at the Appellate Court, reversing in whole or in part 16 times and affirming in 14 cases.  Defendants were 7-3 from 2010 to 2014, but only 9-11 from 2015 to 2019.

Join us back here on Tuesday as we begin our examination of the individual Justices’ voting records in civil  procedure cases.

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How Did Defendants Fare in Civil Procedure Cases Between 2000 and 2009?

Between 2000 and 2009, the Supreme Court decided 54 civil procedure cases.  Defendants won 28 cases and lost 26.  Defendants were 9-5 in 2000 and 2001 and stayed near .500 for the rest of the decade.

The Court decided 23 cases won by the defendants at the Appellate Court.  The Court affirmed 11 of those defense wins and reversed 12.  The defendants were 0-1 in 2000 but went 5-1 in 2001.  They stayed quite close to .500 for the remainder of the decade.

The Court decided 31 cases lost by the defendants at the Appellate Court, reversing 17 times and affirming in 14 cases.  Between 2000 and 2003, defendants were 9-6 in such cases.  Between 2004 and 2007, the defendants split 13 decisions nearly evenly – seven wins, six losses.

Join us back here next time as we review the most recent decade’s cases at the Supreme Court.

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How Did Defendants in Civil Procedure Cases Fare at the Supreme Court 1990-1999?

This week in our ongoing review of the Justices’ voting records in various areas of law, we’re beginning our look at civil procedure cases.  The Court decided 116 cases from 1990 to 1999 involving issues of civil procedure between 1990 and 1999.  Defendants won 61 of those cases and plaintiffs won 55 cases.  Defendants were 12-5 in 1990, 8-5 in 1991 and 8-7 in 1992, but for three years after, they went into a losing streak – 3-5 in 1993, 4-14 in 1994 and 4-7 in 1995.

The Court decided a total of 50 cases won by the defendant at the Appellate Court level.  Twenty-four of those decisions were affirmed at the Supreme Court.  Twenty-six decisions were reversed, in whole or in part.  Between 1996 and 1999, defendants were 12-5 in defending decisions won at the Appellate Court level.

The Court decided 66 civil procedure cases lost by the defendants below.  Thirty-seven of those decisions were reversed in whole or in part and 29 were affirmed.  Defendants were 20-7 in attacking Appellate Court losses in 1990, 1991 and 1992.  From 1993 to 1995, defendants were 7-15.

Join us back here next week as we continue our examination of the Court’s civil procedure decisions.

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How Have Justices Theis and Neville Voted in Civil Constitutional Law Cases?

Since joining the Supreme Court in 2011, Justice Theis has participated in 35 civil constitutional law cases.  She has voted for defendants in 21 cases and for plaintiffs in 14 cases.  From 2015 to 2019, Justice Theis has evenly split her voting in 24 cases – 12 times for defendants and 12 against them.

Justice Theis has participated in 16 civil constitutional law cases won by the defendant at the Appellate Court level.  She voted to affirm in 10 of those 16 cases and voted to reverse in six.  From 2015 to 2019, she has voted to affirm in only three of nine cases.

Justice Theis has participated in 19 constitutional law cases lost by the defendants below.  She has voted to reverse, entirely or in part, in 11 of those cases and has voted to affirm the defense losses eight times.  From 2015 to 2019, she has voted to reverse in nine of fifteen cases lost by defendants below.

Justice Neville has participated in eight civil constitutional law cases since taking his seat.  He has voted for defendants in two of those cases and for the plaintiffs six times.

Justice Neville has participated in four constitutional law cases won by the defendants below.  He has voted to affirm once and to reverse three times.  He has also participated in four cases lost by the defendants below, voting to reverse once and to affirm three times.

Join us back here next time as we begin our review of a new area of law.

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How Has Chief Justice Burke Voted in Civil Constitutional Law Cases?

Chief Justice Burke has participated in 50 civil constitutional law cases since taking her seat.  She has split her votes right down the middle, supporting defendants 25 times and voting for plaintiffs in 25 cases.  Between 2006 and 2012, she voted for defendants in 14 cases and against them seven times.  Between 2013 and 2019, she has voted for defendants in 11 cases and against them in 18 cases.

Chief Justice Burke has participated in 24 civil constitutional law cases where the defendant won below.  She has voted to affirm 12 times and to reverse 12 times.  Between 2006 and 2014, she has voted to affirm in 11 cases and to reverse five times.  Since that time, she has voted to affirm only one defense win of eight cases.

Chief Justice Burke has participated in 26 civil constitutional law cases lost by the defendants below.  She voted to reverse in 13 of those cases and voted to affirm 13 times.  Between 2006 and 2012, she voted to reverse in seven of nine cases.  Between 2013 and 2019, she voted to reverse six times and to affirm in eleven cases.

Join us back here next Tuesday as we conclude our examination of the Justices’ voting in constitutional law cases.

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How Has Justice Karmeier Voted in Civil Constitutional Law Cases?

Justice Karmeier has participated in 63 civil cases since taking his seat primarily involving constitutional law issues.  He has voted for defendants 36 times, and against defendants in 27 cases.  Between 2005 and 2012, he voted for defendants in 25 cases and against them in only 8.  Since that time, he has voted for defendants in only 11 of 30 cases.

Justice Karmeier has participated in 34 civil constitutional law cases won by the defendants at the Appellate Court.  He has voted to affirm those decisions 20 times, voting to reverse, at least in part, in 14 cases.  Between 2005 and 2012, Justice Karmeier voted to affirm in 16 cases and to reverse in 5 cases.  Between 2013 and 2019, he voted to affirm only four times in thirteen cases.

Between 2005 and 2012, Justice Karmeier participated in twelve civil constitutional law cases lost by the defendants below.  He voted to reverse in nine of those twelve cases.  Between 2013 and 2019, Justic3e Karmeier voted to reverse seven defendants’ losses and voted to affirm ten times.

Join us back here tomorrow as we review Chief Justice Burke’s voting record.

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How Has Justice Thomas Voted in Constitutional Law Cases?

Justice Thomas has participated in 81 civil cases primarily involving constitutional law issues.  He has supported the defendant in 49 cases and has voted against defendants 32 times.  Between 2001 and 2012, he supported defendants in 35 such cases while voting against defendants 16 times.  Since that time, he has voted for defendants 14 times and against defendants 16 times.

Justice Thomas had participated in 42 civil constitutional law cases won by the defendant at the Appellate Court, voting to affirm 26 times and to reverse, at least in part, in 16 cases.  Between 2001 and 2008, he voted to affirm 14 times and to reverse in 8 cases.  From 2009 to 2014, he voted to affirm in ten of eleven cases.  Since that time however, he has voted to affirm in only two of nine cases.

Since 2001, Justice Thomas has participated in 39 civil constitutional law cases lost by the defendants at the Appellate Court, voting to reverse 23 times and to affirm in 16 cases.  Between 2001 and 2012, Justice Thomas voted to reverse in 16 cases while voting to affirm 7 times.  Since that time, he has voted to reverse in 7 of 16 cases.

Join us here next Tuesday as we continue our review of the Justices’ voting records in constitutional law cases.

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How Has Justice Kilbride Voted in Constitutional Law Cases?

Justice Kilbride has participated in 85 constitutional law cases since taking his seat on the Court.  He has supported defendants’ position, at least in part, in 50 cases while supporting plaintiffs in 35 cases.  He supported defendants in 24 cases between 2001 and 2006 while voting for plaintiffs in 10 cases.  Between 2007 and 2015, he supported defendants in 17 of 30 cases.  Between 2016 and 2019, he has supported defendants in only six of 18 cases.

Justice Kilbride participated in 45 constitutional law cases which the defendant won at the Appellate Court.  He supported the appellant in 28 cases and voted to reverse 17 times.  Between 2001 and 2006, he supported defendants in 15 such cases while voting to reverse only three times.  From 2007 to 2014, he supported defendants in 11 of 18 cases.  Since 2015, he has supported defendants in only two of nine cases.

Justice Kilbride has participated in forty constitutional law cases lost by the defendant at the Appellate Court, voting for reversal in 22 cases and for affirmance in 18.  Between 2001 and 2012, he supported defendants in 15 of 24 cases.  Since that time, he has supported reversal in only seven of sixteen cases.

Join us back here next time as review Justice Thomas’ voting record.

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How Has Justice Garman Voted in Constitutional Law Cases?

Today, we’re beginning our review of the individual Justices’ voting records in civil constitutional law cases.

Justice Garman has participated in 84 civil constitutional law cases during her tenure, voting for the defendant, at least in part, in 51 cases and for the plaintiff 33 times.  She supported defendants in 10 of 12 cases in 2005 and 2006 and in all nine cases from 2010 to 2012.  Since 2013, she has voted for defendants in 15 cases while voting for plaintiffs in 16.

Justice Garman has participated in 45 constitutional law cases won by the defendant below, voting to affirm 28 times and to reverse, at least in part, in 17 cases.  Justice Garman evenly split her votes in ten cases between 2001 and 2004.  She then voted to affirm in all eight defense wins in 2005 and 2006.  She voted to affirm all ten defense wins from the Appellate Court between 2010 and 2014.  Justice Garman has voted to reverse, at least in part, in seven of nine defense wins from the Appellate Court since 2015.

Justice Garman has voted to reverse at least in part in 23 of 39 civil constitutional law cases since 2001.  She voted to reverse in four of five cases between 2001 and 2003.  Between 2004 and 2007, she voted to reverse in four of ten cases.  Between 2008 and 2012, she voted to reverse, in whole or in part, all seven defense losses from the Appellate Court.  Since that time, she has voted to reverse in eight of 17 cases.

Join us back here next Tuesday as we review two more Justices’ voting records in constitutional law cases.

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How Did Defendants Fare in Constitutional Law Cases Between 2010 and 2019?

Between 2010 and 2019, defendants in civil constitutional law cases at the Supreme Court split results almost evenly, winning 21 cases while losing 19.  Between 2010 and 2014, defendants won 13 of 16 games.  Since 2015, defendants have won eight while losing 16.

The Court reviewed 18 civil constitutional law cases won by the defendant at the Appellate Court.  Defendants won 10 of those cases, losing 8.  Defendants were 9-0 from 2010-2014, but successfully defended only one Appellate Court win out of nine since that time.

The Court has decided 22 civil constitutional law cases lost by the defendant below.  Defendants have won 11 of those cases and lost 11.  Defendants won six of ten between 2010 and 2015, but only five of twelve since that time.

Join us back here tomorrow as we begin our review of the individual Justices’ voting records in constitutional law cases.

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