Justice Thomas Kilbride

Yesterday, we reviewed the data on Justice Kilbride’s oral arguments in civil cases.  Today, we’re looking at the criminal cases.

As you can see from the Table below, Justice Kilbride asks very few questions in criminal oral arguments.  When he’s in the majority of an affirmance, he averages 0.48 questions to appellants, 0.3 to appellees. 

Justice Kilbride has participated in 54 domestic relations cases since joining the Court, voting for defendants in 22 cases and against in 32.  From 2001 to 2005, he voted for defendants in nine of eighteen cases.  From 2006 to 2010, he voted for defendants in only four of fourteen cases.  From 2011 to 2015, he voted for defendants in six of seventeen cases.  From 2016 to 2019, he voted for defendants in three of five cases.
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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,

We’ve seen over the past several posts that tort defendants have fared well at the Court in the years since 1990. Justice Kilbride has been in the minority of many of these cases since 2001. For the years 2001 to 2019, Justice Kilbride has voted for tort defendants’ position in 73 cases while voting against