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10 Jul, 2019

Stat Pack Released with Term in Rearview

2019-07-10T21:14:37-05:00July 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

SCOTUSblog released its annual Stat Pack for the October Term 2018 last week—an invaluable resource for the Supreme Court community.  You can access the Stat Pack in full, here.  SCOTUSblog’s Adam Feldman provided such a well written summary that I want to quote entirely from his piece here.  Please read the original in full: Adam [...]

3 Jan, 2019

Stats from the Supreme Court’s 2017 Term

2019-03-18T18:47:12-05:00January 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , |

  During the Supreme Court’s 2017 Term, the number of paid (booklet format) cases increased 11% while the number of in forma pauperis (IFP) filings decreased 3%.* 2017 Term 6,315 total filings 4,595 IFP filings 1,720 paid filings 2016 Term 6,305 total filings 4,755 IFP filings 1,550 paid filings To place these numbers in perspective, [...]

7 Nov, 2017

So You’re Saying There’s A (3.8%) Chance?

2019-03-18T18:47:14-05:00November 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

According to statistics from the most recently completed Supreme Court term, you have more than a snowball’s chance in you-know-where of getting a petition for writ of certiorari granted. During the Court’s 2016 Term, completed in June, the Justices disposed of 6,305 petitions – down from 7033 filings in the 2014 Term and 6475 filings [...]

18 Aug, 2016

Stats, Damned Stats, and Statistics

2019-03-18T18:47:20-05:00August 18th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

  SCOTUSblog’s Kedar Bhatia released his annual Stat Pack for the October Term 2015 last week – an invaluable resource for the Supreme Court community.  You can access the Stat Pack in full, here.  Here are my top ten takeaways: Merits Stage Cases (80 total) Opinions were released in just 63 cases this term. Four cases [...]

9 Jul, 2015

SCOTUSblog Stat Pack, October Term 2014

2019-03-18T18:47:26-05:00July 9th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

SCOTUSblog’s Kedar Bhatia released his annual Stat Pack for October Term 2014 this week – an invaluable resource for the Supreme Court community.  You can access the Stat Pack in full, here.  Here are my top ten takeaways: Circuit Scorecard The Court of Appeals for the First Circuit was affirmed 100% of the time during [...]

29 Jul, 2014

Cockle’s 2013 Supreme Court Term by the Numbers

2019-03-18T18:47:35-05:00July 29th, 2014|Tags: , , |

The Supreme Court decided a diverse range of legal issues during its 2013 Term while continuing to develop important areas of the law, from environmental protection and the Clean Air Act to the patentability of abstract ideas. From June 17th, 2013 to June 18th, 2014 (the length of the Court’s 2013 Term) Cockle Legal Briefs [...]

10 Jul, 2014

Stats, Damned Stats, and Statistics

2019-03-18T18:47:35-05:00July 10th, 2014|Tags: , , |

Eight observations from the 2013 Term.  Justice Kennedy is the most influential (or influenced?) Justice. He was in the majority in 95% of cases this term. He was in the majority in all cases decided by a 5-4 margin. He and Chief Justice Roberts were in full agreement 84% of the time. By comparison, only [...]