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Statistics


On this page (last updated June 22, 2018), we keep ongoing statistics for the October 2017 term – dispositions by sitting, majority opinions authored by sitting, pace of grants, pace of decisions, the circuit scorecard and justice agreement. Oral argument data are complete for the term. Our most recent complete Stat Pack, which includes these and other variables for the October 2016 term, can be found here (published June 28, 2017). Our interim Stat Pack for the October 2017 term can be found here (published on June 20, 2018). Previous editions of the Stat Pack can be found at the Stat Pack archive.

Dispositions by sitting (Shaded boxes for decided cases, red text for major cases)

 

Majority opinions authored by sitting

Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. March April Total
Argued 9 6 10 9 9 8 12 63
Roberts 1 1 1 1 1 5
Kennedy 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
Thomas 1 1 1 1 1 5
Ginsburg 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
Breyer 1 1 1 1 2 6
Alito 1 1 1 1 1 5
Sotomayor 1 1 1 1 1 2 7
Kagan 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
Gorsuch 1 2 1 1 1 1 7
Per Cur. 2 1 1 4
Remaining 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 6
Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. March April Total

 

Pace of grants

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*The Minimum Distribution Pace presented in this chart reflects the number of petitions that must be granted to fill the court’s docket for oral argument while giving the litigants in each case a complete or near-complete briefing schedule. The pace also reflects the number of petitions raised at each conference and other factors affecting the certiorari process.

Pace of decisions

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Circuits

Total % Total Aff’d Rev % Aff’d % Rev’d
CA1 1 1% 0 1 0% 100%
CA2 4 5% 1 2 33% 67%
CA3 3 4% 0 3 0% 100%
CA4 0
CA5 4 5% 1 3 25% 75%
CA6 4 5% 0 4 0% 100%
CA7 7 10% 3 3 50% 50%
CA8 3 4% 1 2 33% 67%
CA9 14 19% 3 9 25% 75%
CA10 2 3% 2 0 100% 0%
CA11 6 8% 1 5 17% 83%
CADC 5 7% 1 4 20% 80%
CAFC 3 4% 1 2 33% 67%
CAAF 3 4% 3 0 100% 0%
State 8 11% 2 6 25% 75%
Dist. Court 3 4% 1 1 50% 50%
Orig. 3 4% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 73 20 45 31% 69%

 

Voting relationships (OT17)

Justice Agreement in full, in part, or in judgment
AMK CT RBG SGB SAA SMS EK NMG
JGR 89% 79% 71% 76% 76% 69% 78% 82%
AMK 84% 69% 71% 81% 68% 76% 85%
CT 60% 61% 94% 55% 63% 80%
RBG 89% 56% 95% 89% 62%
SGB 58% 92% 97% 67%
SAA 52% 59% 80%
SMS 92% 58%
EK 67%
NMG

Term Snapshot
Awards