I compiled the SG’s win-loss record during OT08 in four different scenarios: When it took part in a case as Petitioner, when it took part as Respondent, when it joined and argued a case in support of the petitioner, and when it joined and argued a case in support of the respondent. You can find a PDF of the results here.

The SG has historically had an incredible high success rate when asking the Court to review a lower Court’s decision (around 75%, according to Richard Parcelle in Between and Politics). Even when acting as the respondent in a case, the SG is said to have a success rate around 50%, despite the fact that the Court traditionally reverses around 75% of cases.


Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Categories

Random Posts

  • An Unusually Short Long Conference: The Supreme Court released an order list from yesterday's Long Conference and, in a surprising move, it granted only seven cases. That numbe...
  • First Opinion Stats: As we wait for the first opinion of the term, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the first signed opinion released in recen...
  • Likelihood of a Petition Being Granted: There are a lot of numbers thrown out about the likelihood of a cert. petition being granted. The number I've always heard is 1%, but I some...
  • Update: List Of Advocates Who Have Argued Twice In A Month: Four days ago, I posted a list of the advocates who have argued twice during a single month since 2003. Well, that chart is already outdated...
  • Final Term Index: Here is the final Term Index for October Term 2009. OT09_term_index_final