The Questions Log With One Term Left in 2013

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With only one term left in 2013, it's time to take another look at the Illinois Supreme Court questions log.

In its first four terms, the Court has heard argument in twenty-eight civil cases. Questioning continues to vary widely from case to case, from a low of eight questions in DeHart v. DeHart and Russell v. SNFA to highs of 49 in Board of Education of Peoria School Dist. No. 150 v. Peoria Federation of Support Staff and 35 in Performance Marketing Association v. Hamer (which is due to be decided tomorrow). So far, the distinction for the heaviest single session belongs to the appellant in Performance Marketing, who fielded 26 questions in opening statement. After having become progressively more active in each term until the summer break this year, the Court fell back to its second lowest figure this year in terms of average questions-per-argument during the September term.

As of the end of the September term, here's how the questions log stands. The numbers in parentheses show how many times that Justice has been the first questioner during each phase of the arguments.

Justices

Burke

Garman

Freeman

Kilbride

Thomas

Karmeier

Theis

Appellant

43(3)

44(5)

49(9)

19

84(10)

38(1)

43(3)

Appellee

32(3)

38(3)

10(1)

16(1)

71(11)

36(6)

32(1)

Rebuttal

1(1)

3(2)

5(3)

2

28(6)

10(3)

21(3)

Total

76 (7)

85 (10)

64 (13)

37 (1)

183 (27)

84 (10)

96 (7)

 

Topics:  Judicial Records

Published In: Civil Procedure Updates

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