An article in today’s Cincinati Enquirer highlights the Sixth Circuit’s current 15-case losing streak in the Supreme Court. Circuits regularly get reversed (the Court reverses in around 75% of cases) so I wanted to find out if a 15-case streak is especially notable. I decided to take a look at reversal rates from other circuits over the past few years.

I’m not sure why I got a different number (0-14) for the Sixth Circuit. I also created the same chart but sorted the circuits based on reversal rate 2008-present.

As it turns out, the Sixth Circuit’s streak is unusual but not particularly shocking. That shouldn’t surprise any of you.

Update: Jonathan Adler takes a closer look at the Sixth Circuit’s reversal rate at the Volokh Conspiracy (here).



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

Categories

Random Posts