Justice P. Scott Neville

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

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

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

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

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

This week we begin our review of the next Justice in terms of seniority, Justice P. Scott Neville.

Justice Neville took his seat, replacing Justice Charles E.  Freeman, in 2018.  Since that time, he has participated in 89 civil cases – 14 in 2018, 31 in 2019, 23 in 2020 and 21 up to our