Yesterday, we began our review of the Court’s experience with recusals in criminal cases.  Today, we conclude our review with a look at the most recent years.

First, let’s look at the importance of recusals in criminal cases for the years 2006 through 2011 – how often did recusals end up with the prevailing party

Last week, we tracked the Court’s experience, year by year, with recusals in civil cases.  Recusals are potentially a serious issue in Illinois Supreme Court practice, since there’s no provision for replacing recused Justices with pro tem Justices, and there must be four votes for the Court to decide the case.

This week, we turn

Yesterday, we began reviewing the data regarding the Court’s experience with recusals in civil cases, and how often recusals lead to the Court being closely divided in its decision.  Today, we proceed to Part 2 of our analysis – the years 2006 through 2017.

In Table 518, we review the number of votes for the

Last week, we reviewed the Court’s experience with certified questions from the Seventh Circuit.  This week, we begin our look at a different question: the Court’s history with recusals.

Recusals are particularly important on the Illinois Supreme Court because unlike the other Court we follow, the California Supreme Court, there is no provision for replacing