Last time, we began our review of the general data for reversal rates in tort cases between 2000 and 2009.  This time, we’re drilling down further to look at where the cases came from and whether the Court’s reversal rate differed significantly from one District to another of the Appellate Court.

Not surprisingly, the bulk

This time, we’re reviewing the data on the Court’s tort docket for the years 2000 through 2009.  The Court reversed 70% of the tort decisions it reviewed in 2000.  The reversal rate then dipped for several years: 62.5% in 2001, 50% (2002), 55.6% (2003), 58.33% (2004), 50% (2005), 41.67% (2006), 42.86% (2007) and 57.14% in

For the past few months, we’ve been looking at the Court’s decision record and the individual Justices’ voting records in various civil and criminal areas of law.  This week, we’re beginning a deeper dive – dividing those areas of law into discrete sub-issues and tracking where the Court has been drawing its cases from.
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