For the past few weeks, we’ve been studying the Court’s collective and individual voting records in tort cases. Chief Justice Burke participated in ninety civil tort cases since taking her seat on the Court. She has voted for defendants’ position (at least in part) in 57 cases and voted for plaintiffs 33 times. Between 2006


For the past several weeks, we’ve been doing a quick review of oral arguments in cases decided by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2015, evaluating whether the Justices’ questioning patterns differ from their civil arguments.  Today, we finish our aggregate statistics and make a start on our Justice-by-Justice comparisons.

In Table 121 below, we see