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Updated Term Stats

Term Index Vote Breakdown Vote Breakdown Stats — You can see from the Term Index that Justice Stevens is the most likely author of the majority opinion in Bilski.

Updated Term Charts

Starting this week, I’ll be posting my updated charts on SCOTUSblog. You can find the first SB version of my charts here. More specifically: Case ListCondensed Case List (formerly the Term Index)Vote BreakdownVote Breakdown Data

The Supreme Court released three new opinions today and dismissed one hotly-anticipated case as improvidently granted. Graham v. Florida- Held: The [Cruel and Unusual Punishment] Clause does not permit a juvenile offender to be sentenced to life in prison without parole for a nonhomicide crime. Abbott v. Abbott- Held: A parent has a right of [...]

Updated Term Statistics

I’ve updated the Term Statistics to reflect this week’s opinions. Complete — Term Index Opinion Breakdown Vote Breakdown

I’m sad to see Justice Stevens leave the Court for a variety of reasons that have been well documented by people smarter than me. I’m also excited to some change on the Court because the liberal wing needs a change of pace after it’s dismal performance thus far in OT09. The biggest problem, at least [...]

Updated Term Statistics

I’ve updated the term statistics and you can find the new versions of each chart below: Complete (includes all three charts) — Term Index Opinion Breakdown Vote Breakdown

Early OT09 Stats

I’ve finally finished the first edition of my OT09 statistics. First, the links: Term Index and Term Opinion Breakdown. Honestly, the names don’t mean much and last year I called the same charts “Term_Index” and “Term_Index_2,” respectively. The Term Index lists each case by the sitting in which it was heard. For each case, you [...]

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 [...]

This weekend, I went through all the oral argument transcripts from OT00 through OTO8 and I counted how many times each of the major advocates has argued before the Supreme Court. I know that I’ve got all of the big advocates (10+ arguments), but I might be missing a few of the advocates with less. [...]

My goal was to publish the final term statistics today, but because the Court will hear rearguments in Citzens United and likely issue an opinion before the beginning of OT09, I’ll have to update these statistics again in September. I’ve updated the 2008 Term Case Index, which you can always find at the top of [...]



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