Yesterday, we demonstrated that while affirmances generally are pending longer in California from grant of review to argument to decision, the evidence is more equivocal in Illinois, at least on the civil side.  Today, we look at the criminal side of the docket.  So, does there appear to be any correlation between the final result

6343655987_7e8f08efc2_zYesterday, we continued our analysis of the Illinois Supreme Court’s time under submission from 2008 to the end of 2015, looking at whether unanimous decisions are generally under submission for substantially less time than non-unanimous ones.  Today, we address the year-by-year data for the criminal docket.  The numbers demonstrate that although, all things being equal,


Last week, we began our examination of the Illinois Supreme Court’s lag time on civil cases in unanimous and non-unanimous cases.  This week, we turn to the Court’s criminal, quasi-criminal, juvenile and disciplinary cases.

Interestingly, criminal cases are under submission for less time, on average, for nearly every year since 2000 than the comparable numbers