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What Areas of Law Does the Government Appeal in Civil Cases (Part 3)?

Last week, we reviewed the year-by-year data for the areas of law in which the government has appealed from 1990 through 2005. Today, we address the record for the years 2006 through 2012. Surprisingly, the leading area of...more

Here’s the Powerpoint and Recommended Reading From “Litigation Analytics and Appellate Law”

Earlier today, I had the pleasure of joining the Appellate Lawyers’ Association lunchtime meeting to talk about Litigation Analytics and Appellate Law: What the Numbers Tell Us About the Illinois and California Supreme...more

What Areas of Law Does the Government Appeal in Civil Cases (Part 4)?

Yesterday, we continued tracking the areas of law, year by year, in which governmental entities appealed in civil cases. Today, we’re completing our review with the years 2011 through 2016. ...more

What Areas of Law Does the Government Appeal in Civil Cases (Part 3)?

Last week, we began reviewing the subject matter areas in which governmental entities appealed to the Illinois Supreme Court between 1990 and 2003. This week, we’ll turn our attention to the years 2004 through 2016....more

What Areas of Law Does the Government Appeal in Civil Cases (Part 2)?

Yesterday, we began reviewing the areas of law in which government entities have pursued civil appeals since 1994. Today, we’re addressing the years 2000 through 2005. Like our previous period, constitutional law and...more

What Areas of Law Does the State Appeal in Civil Cases (Part 1)?

For the past two weeks, we’ve been considering how the Court’s civil and criminal cases were distributed among the Districts and Divisions of the Court of Appeal. This week, we consider the same issue we began at the...more

What Areas of Law Does the State Appeal in Civil Cases (Part 2)?

Yesterday, we began looking at a new question in our ongoing studies – what areas of law does the State most often appeal in civil cases? We began in our last post with the years 1990 through 1996. Today, we turn to the...more

What Areas of Law Does the State Appeal in Civil Cases (Part 1)?

Over the past few weeks, we’ve looked at how often the State is the appellant in civil and criminal cases at the Supreme Court, and at the distribution of the Court’s cases among the Districts and Divisions of the Appellate...more

How Were the Court’s Criminal Cases Distributed at the Court of Appeal (Part 4)?

Yesterday, we discussed which Districts and Divisions of the Court of Appeal produced the Supreme Court’s criminal docket for the years 2006 through 2011. Today, we finish the story, reviewing the years 2012 through 2017...more

How Were the Court’s Criminal Cases Distributed at the Court of Appeal (Part 3)?

Last week, we began analyzing how the Supreme Court’s criminal docket since 1994 has been distributed among the Districts and Divisions of the Court of Appeal. Today, we address the years 2006 through 2011....more

How Were the Court’s Criminal Cases Distributed at the Appellate Court (Part 4)?

Yesterday, we reviewed the origin of the Court’s criminal docket for the years 2005 through 2010. Today, we finish the journey – the years 2011 through 2017....more

How Were the Court’s Criminal Cases Distributed at the Appellate Court (Part 3)?

Last week, we began looking at which Districts and Divisions of the Appellate Court produced the Supreme Court’s criminal, quasi-criminal and attorney disciplinary docket for the years 1990 through 2003. This week, we’re...more

How Were the Court of Appeal’s Cases Decided at the Court of Appeal (Part 2)?

Yesterday, we began our review of the origins in the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court’s criminal docket. Today, we continue with the years 2000 through 2005. The Court decided thirty-four cases from the First District...more

How Were the Court of Appeal’s Criminal Cases Distributed at the Court of Appeal (Part 1)?

For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been reviewing the Supreme Court’s experience with criminal cases, beginning with the years 1990 through 2005. This week, we begin our trip through the Supreme Court’s criminal...more

How Were the Court’s Criminal Cases Distributed at the Appellate Court (Part 2)?

Yesterday, we began our journey through the Appellate Court designations for criminal cases with the years 1990 through 1996. Today, we address the years 1997 through 2003....more

How Were the Court’s Criminal Cases Distributed at the Appellate Court (Part 1)?

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been looking at how the Supreme Court’s civil docket is distributed among the Districts and Divisions of the Appellate Court. This week and next, we’ll turn our attention to the Court’s...more

How Were the Court’s Civil Cases Distributed at the Court of Appeals (Part 4)?

Yesterday, we reviewed the year-by-year data for the distribution of the Court’s civil docket among the Districts and Divisions of the Court of Appeal. Today, we review the most recent data, from 2012 to year-to-date 2017....more

How Were the Court’s Civil Cases Distributed at the Court of Appeals (Part 3)?

Last week, we reviewed the year-by-year distribution of the Court’s civil docket among the Districts and Divisions of the Court of Appeal for the years 1994 through 2005. Today, we review the data for the years 2006 through...more

How Were the Court’s Civil Cases Distributed at the Appellate Court (Part 4)?

Yesterday, we reviewed the year-by-year data for how the Court’s civil caseload was distributed in the Appellate Court for the years 2004 through 2010. Today, we review the data for the years 2011 through 2017....more

How Were the Court’s Civil Cases Distributed at the Appellate Court (Part 3)?

Last week, we began our review of how the Court’s civil cases are distributed among the Districts and Divisions of the Appellate Court. We began by covering the years 1999 through 2003. This week, we address the more recent...more

How Were the Court’s Cases Distributed at the Court of Appeals (Part 2)?

On October 12, 2017, we began our review of the distribution of the Court’s civil cases at the Districts (and Divisions) of the Court of Appeal, reviewing the data for the years 1994 through 1999. Today, we review the data...more

How Were the Court’s Civil Cases Distributed at the Court of Appeals (Part 1)?

Last week, we reviewed the government’s record in civil and criminal appeals. This week, we begin our review of which Districts of the Court of Appeal have produced the most civil cases each year....more

How Were the Court’s Civil Cases Distributed In the Appellate Court (Part 2)?

Yesterday, we began our study of where in the Appellate Court the Court has drawn its civil docket each year. Today, we’re reviewing the years 1997 through 2003. For the years 1990 through 1996, cases from Cook County’s...more

How Were the Court’s Civil Cases Distributed In the Appellate Court (Part 1)?

This week, we answer a new question in our study of the expanded Illinois Supreme Court data library: how have the Court’s civil cases been distributed among the various parts of the Appellate Court? As of 1990, Cook...more

What’s the Government’s Winning Percentage in Criminal Appeals?

Yesterday, we reviewed the year-by-year data on the State’s appearances as appellant and respondent in criminal cases from 1994 to 2016. Today, we review the State’s winning percentage in each role....more

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