Last time, we looked at how often Chief Justice Anne Burke voted with the minority in civil cases – a proxy for how closely in sync with the philosophy of the other Justices she has been throughout her career.  Today, we’re addressing the same number for Justice Garman.

The Chief Justice has been in the

This week, we’re taking the first steps in a more detailed analysis, one Justice at a time, of the Justices’ voting records.  First up is Justice Garman’s record in civil cases.

From joining the Court in 2001 until the end of 2020, Justice Garman has voted in 760 civil cases.  The distribution of votes reflects

Last time, we reviewed Justice Garman’s record in oral arguments in civil cases, both when she agreed with the majority and when she didn’t.  Today, we’re reviewing the criminal docket.

Once again we begin with cases in which the Court affirms.  When Justice Garman agrees, she more heavily questions the losing appellant, 2.44 to 0.79. 

Today, we begin our review of the individual Justices’ voting records in criminal sentencing cases.

Justice Garman has participated in 78 criminal sentencing cases since joining the Court.  She has voted for defendants 22 times and against them in 56 cases.  Between 2001 and 2004, she voted for defendants in four cases and against them

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