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Today, we’re looking at the Justices’ agreement rates in divided criminal cases for the years 2008 through 2013.  As we did on the civil side, since during this period the Court was drawing closer to having its current membership, we present the data Justice by Justice in order to facilitate comparisons. Justice Corrigan’s closest match during these years was with pro tem Justices at 92.86%.  But of course, that’s a significantly lower number of votes…
Today, we’re finishing our review of the agreement rates for the Justices between 2014 and 2018.  If you get the impression reading the data below that the agreement rates for criminal cases below are consistently lower than the agreement rates on the civil side during the same years reviewed here, you’re right.  I calculated an “average agreement rate” for each Justice – add up the agreement rates for each Justice below and divide by…
For the past few weeks, we’ve been looking at the data for the Justices’ agreement rates in non-unanimous cases – in other words, how often did each possible combination of the seven Justices vote the same way in a case which had at least one dissenter.  Today, we’re looking at criminal cases between 2008 and 2013.  For purposes of the agreement rates, the only thing we’re looking at is the outcome – even if Justice…
Last time, we reviewed the Justices’ agreement rates in divided criminal cases – how many times did each possible combination of Justices vote the same way in criminal cases with at least one dissenter.  This time, we’re looking at the years 2002 through 2007. Justice Baxter’s agreement rate with Justice Moreno was 65.74%.  He agreed with the pro tems 63.64% of the time.  Justice Brown’s two highest agreement rates were with Justice Chin (72.86%) and…
Today, we’re continuing our review of the Justices’ agreement rates in divided criminal cases, this time looking at the data for the years 1996 through 2001. Justice Arabian had a 50% agreement rate with Justice Baxter, but 0% with Justice Mosk.  Justice Baxter agreed with pro tem Justices half the time, but with Justice Mosk in only 32.67%.  Justice Brown’s voting during this period was at least relatively comparable to Justice Baxter (76.04%), Justice George…
Last time, we reviewed the Justices’ agreement rates in divided criminal decisions between 1996 and 2001.  In this post, we’re looking at the data for the years 2002 to 2007. Because Justice Burke only joined the Court in 2006, her agreement rates vary widely among her colleagues – Justice Freeman 100%, Justices Fitzgerald, Garman and Thomas 44.44%, Justice Karmeier 33.33% and Justice Kilbride 22.22%.  Justice Freeman had an agreement rate of 88.37% with Justice Rarick,…
Today, we’re continuing our look at the agreement rates for every possible combination of Justices in criminal cases by reviewing the data for the years 1996 to 2001. Justice Freeman’s highest agreement rate during these years was with Justice Fitzgerald, 86.96%.  Justice Rathje was next at 74.07%.  Three Justices were in the sixties – Bilandic (69.08%), Thomas (65.22%) and Nickels (63.49%).  Two more were in the fifties – Justices Kilbride (56.52%) and Heiple (56.49%).  Finally,…
Section One of the Sherman Act is written in simple, straightforward language: “Every contract, combination in the form of trust or otherwise, or conspiracy, in restraint of trade or commerce among the several States, or with foreign nations, is declared to be illegal.” Okay, maybe a little too simple, since, as the courts quickly realized, interpreted according to its plain language, the Sherman Act outlaws all contracts, since contracts by definition are a restraint of…
I’m delighted to welcome three new experienced and talented appellate specialists to our growing San Francisco office!  Here’s the firm’s press release – Horvitz & Levy Expands San Francisco Office with Three Experienced Appellate Hires Bay Area Office for Nation’s Largest Appellate Boutique Offers Unmatched Expertise Horvitz & Levy LLP, the country’s largest boutique law firm dedicated to civil appeals and trial  consulting, has expanded its San Francisco presence with three strategic hires. The firm…
I’m delighted to welcome three new experienced and talented appellate specialists to our growing San Francisco office!  Here’s the firm’s press release – Horvitz & Levy Expands San Francisco Office with Three Experienced Appellate Hires Bay Area Office for Nation’s Largest Appellate Boutique Offers Unmatched Expertise Horvitz & Levy LLP, the country’s largest boutique law firm dedicated to civil appeals and trial  consulting, has expanded its San Francisco presence with three strategic hires. The firm…