Justices Agreement Rates


Yesterday, we analyzed the agreement rates between all combinations of the Justices in non-unanimous civil cases between 2005 and 2009.  Today, we turn our attention to the Court’s criminal docket during the same years.

We report the data for Chief Justice McMorrow, Justice Burke and Justice Garman in Table 404 below.  Chief Justice McMorrow’s closest


Yesterday, we began our review of the Court’s voting dynamics, analyzing the Justices’ agreement rates in non-unanimous civil cases between 2000 and 2004.  Today, we turn to the Court’s agreement rates in non-unanimous criminal cases.

We showed yesterday that Chief Justice McMorrow voted most often with Justice Freeman in civil cases.  That was true on

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Last week, we completed our comparison of the Justices’ majority opinions in civil and criminal cases.  This week, we begin our study of the Court’s voting dynamics.  Which Justices agreed most (and least) often?  Today, we track how often every combination of Justices voted together in non-unanimous civil cases between 2000 and 2004.

In Table


Yesterday, we turned our attention to determining which Justices most often voted with the majority in non-unanimous civil decisions between 2000 and 2007.  Today, we address the same question for non-unanimous criminal cases.

The Court decided an unusually high number of non-unanimous criminal cases in 2000, so the Table shows spikes that year across the