Final October Term 2012 Stat Pack

[Updated June 27, 2013 2:50 PM: We have updated the Stat Pack to reflect the two petitions for certiorari that were granted today. The links below all feature updated information.]

Our final Stat Pack for October Term 2012 is now available, and you can download it in its entirety here. This edition features many of the same figures that we have provided for years now, like the Circuit Scorecard, Frequency in the Majority, and Justice Agreement Rates, as well as many new additions, like an expanded section on merits opinions in historical context, more information on 5-4 cases, and detailed Justice Agreement breakdowns. At the end of this post, we have included a few key takeaways from the Stat Pack.

You can view the Stat Pack as one document (available here) or in individual parts. This edition of the Stat Pack features the following sections:

We expect orders and possibly summary reversals tomorrow, June 27, 2013. If we receive any, we will update the Stat Pack to account for the changes.

We would like to thank all of the individuals who provided comments and feedback throughout the Term. Our Stat Pack is compiled as a labor of love, and the SCOTUSblog community has been hugely influential in shaping the content and design of the Stat Pack. If you have any further comments, suggestions, or corrections, please do not hesitate to email me at

Here are a few takeaways from the Stat Pack:

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