How Has Justice Garman Voted on Criminal Constitutional Law Cases?

Since joining the Court, Justice Garman has voted in 221 criminal constitutional law cases.  She has voted for defendants in 67 cases and for the prosecution in 154.  From 2001 to 2009, Justice Garman voted for defendants in 42 cases and for the prosecution 86 times.  From 2010 to 2019, she supported the defendants 25 times and the prosecution in 68 cases.

Justice Garman has participated in 144 criminal constitutional law cases won by the defendants below.  She has voted to affirm in 48 cases and to reverse 96 times.  From 2001 to 2009, Justice Garman voted to affirm 35 times and to reverse in 55 cases.  Since that time, she has supported defendants in 13 cases and has voted to reverse, in whole or in part, 41 times.

 

Justice Garman participated in 75 constitutional law cases lost by criminal defendants below.  She voted to reverse in 18 of those cases and voted to affirm 57 times.  From 2001 to 2009, she voted to reverse in only seven cases while voting to affirm 31 times.  From 2010 to 2019, she voted to reverse in 11 cases and to affirm 26 times.

 

Join us next time as we continue our review of the individual Justices’ voting records.

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How Did Criminal Defendants Fare in Constitutional Law Cases at the Supreme Court (2010-2019)?

Today, we’re reviewing the Court’s record with criminal constitutional law cases across the decade just concluded.  Between 2010 and 2019, the Court decided 92 criminal constitutional law cases.  Defendants won 27 of those cases and lost 65.  From 2010 to 2012, defendants won five and lost 19.  From 2013 to 2016, the defendants won 10 and lost 30.  Between 2017 and 2019, the defendants won 12 and lost 16.

Fifty-four of those cases were won by the defendants at the Court of Appeal.  The Court affirmed 14 of those decisions while reversing, in whole or in part, 40 decisions.  Between 2010 and 2012, defendants won three and lost nine defending decisions they’d won below.  From 2013 to 2016, defendants were five and 19.  From 2017 to 2019, defendants won six and lost 12.

The remaining 37 decisions were lost by the defendants at the Court of Appeal.  Twelve of those decisions were ultimately reversed by the Supreme Court and 25 were affirmed.  Between 2010 and 2012, defendants won two and lost ten cases they had lost below.  Between 2013 and 2016, defendants won five and lost 11 of these cases.  Between 2017 and 2019, they won five and lost four.

Join us back here tomorrow as we turn our attention to the senior member of the Court in our Justice-by-Justice review, Justice Ming Chin.

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How Have Criminal Defendants Fared at the Supreme Court in Constitutional Law Cases (2000-2009)?

The Supreme Court decided 150 criminal constitutional law cases between 2000 and 2009.  The Court ruled for defendants in 58 cases and against defendants in the remaining 92.  Between 2000 and 2002, the defendants won 22 cases and lost 23.  Between 2003 and 2006, defendants won 27 cases and lost 46.  Between 2007 and 2009, the defendants won nine cases and lost 23.

One hundred of the Court’s criminal constitutional law decisions between 2000 and 2009 were won by the defendants below.  The Court affirmed 43 of those decisions and reversed in 57 cases.  Between 2000 and 2002, the Court affirmed 15 defense wins and reversed ten.  Between 2003 and 2006, the Court affirmed 23 defense wins and reversed in 33 cases.  From 2007 to 2009, the Court affirmed only five defense wins and reversed in 14 cases.

The Supreme Court decided fifty criminal constitutional law cases lost by the defendants below.  They reversed in 15 of those cases and affirmed in 35 cases.  From 2000 to 2002, defendants had seven wins and 13 losses in constitutional law cases lost by the defendants below.  From 2003 to 2006, the Court reversed four decisions lost by the defendants and affirmed 13 times.  From 2007 to 2009, the Court reversed four decisions lost by the defendants and affirmed in nine cases.

Join us back here next week as we continue our review of the Court’s criminal constitutional law decisions.

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How Have Criminal Defendants Fared at the Supreme Court in Constitutional Law Cases (1990-1999)?

This week and next, we’re taking a break from our review of the Justices’ voting records in areas of civil law to look at criminal constitutional law cases.  First, we’re reviewing the Court’s overall record in these cases.

The Court decided 143 criminal cases between 1990 and 1999 involving constitutional law issues.  Criminal defendants won 50 of those cases and lost 93.  From 1990 to 1992, defendants won 13 cases and lost 30.  From 1993 to 1996, defendants won 14 cases but lost 42.  From 1997 to 1999, the defendants won 23 cases and lost 21.

From 1990 to 1999, the Court decided exactly 100 criminal constitutional law cases won by defendants below.  The Court affirmed 34 of those defendants’ wins and reversed 64.  From 1990 to 1992, defendants won nine such cases and lost 23.  From 1993 to 1996, defendants successfully defended 10 constitutional law wins.  Twenty-nine of those decisions were reversed in whole or in part.  From 1997 to 1999, defendants won 15 cases which they won below and lost 12.

Between 1990 and 1999, the Court decided 45 criminal constitutional law cases they had lost below.  The Court reversed in whole or in part 19 of those 45 decisions and affirmed 26 times.  Between 1990 and 1992, the Court reversed seven of those cases while affirming four times.  Between 1993 and 1996, the Court reversed four times and affirmed 13 times.  Between 1997 and 1999, the Court reversed eight times and affirmed in nine cases.

Join us next Tuesday as we continue our review of the Court’s criminal constitutional law decisions.

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Reviewing the Voting Records of Justices Theis and Neville in Civil Procedure Cases

Justice Theis has participated in 47 civil procedure cases since taking her seat in 2011.  She has supporting plaintiffs in 22 cases and voted for defendants 27 times.  From 2011 to 2015, she voted for plaintiffs 12 times and for defendants in 17 cases. From 2016 to 2019, she split her votes evenly in 20 cases.

Justice Theis participated in 27 civil procedure cases won by plaintiffs below, voting to affirm 13 times and to reverse in 14 cases.  From 2011 to 2015, she voted to affirm in six of 15 cases.  From 2016 to 2019, she voted to affirm seven times and to reverse in five cases.

Justice Theis participated in 22 civil procedure cases lost by the plaintiffs below, voting to reverse nine times and to affirm in 13 cases.  From 2011 to 2015, she voted to reverse in six of 14 cases.  From 2016 to 2019, she voted to reverse in three cases out of eight.

In his first two years on the Court, Justice Neville participated in fourteen civil procedure cases, splitting his votes evenly between plaintiffs and defendants.  Seven of these cases were won by the plaintiffs below, and Justice Neville voted to affirm four of those wins and to reverse three times.  Seven cases were lost by the plaintiffs below – Justice Neville voted to reverse three times and to affirm in four cases.

Join us back here next time as we turn our attention to a new area of law.

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Reviewing Chief Justice Burke’s Voting Record in Civil Procedure Cases

Chief Justice Burke participated in 63 civil procedure cases between 2007 and 2019, voting for plaintiffs in 30 cases and for defendants 33 times.  From 2007 to 2010, she split her votes in 14 cases between plaintiffs and defendants. From 2011 to 2015, she voted for plaintiffs 13 times and for defendants in 16 cases.  From 2016 to 2019, she evenly split her votes in 20 cases.

Chief Justice Burke has participated in 28 civil procedure cases lost by the plaintiffs below.  She has voted to reverse 13 times and to affirm in 15 cases.  Between 2007 and 2010, she split her votes in six cases.  From 2011 to 2015, she split her votes in fourteen cases.  From 2016 to 2019, she has voted to reverse three times and to affirm in five cases.

Chief Justice Burke has participated in 28 civil procedure cases lost by the plaintiffs below.  She has voted to reverse 13 times and to affirm in 15 cases.  Between 2007 and 2010, she split her votes in six cases.  From 2011 to 2015, she split her votes in fourteen cases.  From 2016 to 2019, she has voted to reverse three times and to affirm in five cases.

Join us back here next time as we turn our attention to Justices Theis and Neville.

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Reviewing Justice Karmeier’s Voting Record in Civil Procedure Cases

Justice Karmeier has participated in 77 civil procedure cases since he joined the Court in 2005.  He has voted for plaintiffs in 30 of those cases and voted against plaintiffs 47 times.  From 2005 to 2010, Justice Karmeier voted for plaintiffs in 11 of 28 cases.  From 2011 to 2015, he voted for plaintiffs in 12 of 30 cases.  From 2016 to 2019, he voted for plaintiffs in seven of 19 cases.

Justice Karmeier has participated in 43 civil procedure cases won by the plaintiffs below.  He has voted to affirm in 14 cases and to reverse in 29.  From 2005 to 2010, he voted for plaintiffs in five of seventeen cases.  From 2011 to 2015, he voted for plaintiffs in five of fifteen cases.  From 2016 to 2019, he voted for plaintiffs in four of eleven cases.

Justice Karmeier has participated in 34 cases lost by plaintiffs at the Appellate Court, voting to reverse in 16 cases and to affirm 18 times.  Between 2005 and 2010, Justice Karmeier voted to reverse in six of 11 cases.  Between 2011 and 2015, Justice Karmeier voted to reverse in seven of fifteen cases.  From 2016 to 2019, Justice Karmeier voted to reverse in three of eight cases.

Join us back here next week as we complete our review of the Justices’ voting records in civil procedure cases.

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Reviewing Justice Thomas’ Voting Record in Civil Procedure Cases

Since joining the Court, Justice Thomas has participated in 98 civil procedure cases.  He has voted for plaintiffs’ position in 40 of those cases and against plaintiffs in 58.  From 2001 to 2005, Justice Thomas voted for plaintiffs in 14 of 32 cases.  From 2006 to 2010, he voted for plaintiffs eight times and against them in 11 cases.  From 2011 to 2015, he voted for plaintiffs nine times and against in 18 cases.  From 2016 to 2019, he voted for plaintiffs in nine of 20 cases.

Fifty of those 98 cases were won by plaintiffs at the Appellate Court.  Justice Thomas has voted to affirm 18 of those wins and to reverse, in whole or in part, 32 times.  From 2001 to 2005, he voted to affirm five plaintiffs’ wins and to reverse nine times.  From 2006 to 2010, he voted to affirm only three of 12 decisions.  From 2011 to 2015, he voted to affirm four of 12 plaintiffs wins.  From 2016 to 2019, he voted to affirm six times and to reverse in whole or in part six times.

Justice Thomas has participated in 50 civil procedure cases lost by the plaintiffs below.  He has voted to reverse in 20 of those cases and to affirm 30 times.  From 2001 to 2005, he voted to reverse in seven of 20 cases.  From 2006 to 2010, he voted to reverse five times and to affirm only twice.  From 2011 to 2015, Justice Thomas voted to reverse in five of 15 cases.  From 2016 to 2019, he voted to reverse three times and to affirm in five cases.

Join us back here next time as we turn our attention to Justice Karmeier’s voting record in civil procedure cases.

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Reviewing Justice Kilbride’s Voting Record in Civil Procedure Cases

Justice Kilbride has participated in 103 civil procedure cases since joining the Court, voting for plaintiffs 52 times and for defendants in 51 cases.  Between 2001 and 2005, he voted for plaintiffs in 18 of 33 cases.  Between 2006 and 2010, he voted for plaintiffs in 11 of 21 cases.  From 2011 to 2015, he supported plaintiffs in 13 of 29 cases.  From 2016 to 2019, he voted for plaintiffs in half of twenty cases.

Justice Kilbride has participated in 54 civil procedure cases won by the plaintiffs below, voting to affirm 29 times and to reverse in 25 cases.  Between 2001 and 2005, he voted to affirm in nine of 14 cases.  Between 2006 and 2010, Justice Kilbride voted to affirm in six of 14 cases.  Between 2011 and 2015, Justice Kilbride voted to affirm in seven of 15 cases.  Between 2016 and 2019, Justice Kilbride voted to affirm seven of 11 plaintiffs’ wins.

Justice Kilbride participated in 48 civil procedure cases from 2001 to 2019 lost by the plaintiffs below, voting to reverse 22 times and to affirm in 26 cases.  From 2001 to 2005, Justice Kilbride voted to reverse in eight of 18 cases lost by plaintiffs below.  From 2006 to 2010, he voted to reverse in five of seven cases.  From 2011 to 2015, Justice Kilbride voted to reverse six times and to affirm eight times.  From 2016 to 2019, Justice Kilbride voted to reverse three plaintiffs’ losses and to affirm in six cases.

Join us back here next time as we look at Justice Thomas’ voting record in civil procedure cases.

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Reviewing Justice Garman’s Voting Record in Civil Procedure Cases

Since joining the Court in 2001, Justice Garman has participated in 104 cases primarily involving civil procedure issues.  She has supported plaintiffs’ position in 43 of those cases and has supported defendants in 61.  That record has been relatively consistent across time – she supported plaintiffs in 14 of 32 cases from 2001 to 2005, in only eight of 22 cases from 2006 to 2010, in 11 of 30 cases from 2011 to 2015, and in ten of twenty cases between 2016 and 2019.

Justice Garman has participated in 54 civil procedure cases won by the plaintiffs below.  She has voted to affirm those plaintiff wins 21 times and to reverse, in whole or in part, 33 times.  Between 2001 and 2005, she voted to affirm five times and to reverse seven.  Between 2006 and 2010, she voted to affirm in only four of 15 cases.  Between 2011 and 2015, Justice Garman voted to affirm five plaintiffs wins and to reverse 10 times.  From 2016 to 2019, she voted to affirm in seven cases and to reverse in five.

Justice Garman has participated in 48 civil procedure cases lost by the plaintiff below, voting to reverse 21 times and to affirm in 27 cases.  Between 2001 and 2005, she voted to reverse in eight of 18 cases.  Between 2006 and 2010, she voted to reverse in four of seven cases.  Between 2011 and 2015, she voted to reverse, in whole or in part, in six of 15 cases.  From 2016 to 2019, she voted to reverse in three cases and to affirm five times.

Join us back here next time as we turn our attention to Justice Kilbride’s voting record on civil procedure cases.

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