Statistics


On this page, we keep ongoing statistics for the October 2018 term – dispositions by sitting, majority opinions authored by sitting, pace of grants, pace of decisions, the circuit scorecard and justice agreement. Our most recent complete Stat Pack, which includes these and other variables for the October 2017 term, can be found here (published June 29, 2018). Previous editions of the Stat Pack can be found at the Stat Pack archive. We regularly cross-post statistical analysis related to the court from Empirical SCOTUS.

Dispositions by sitting (major cases in red, decided cases shaded gray, reargued cases struck through)

 

Majority opinions authored by sitting

Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. March April Total
Argued 10 12 0 0 0 0 0 22
Roberts 0
Thomas 0
Ginsburg 1 1
Breyer 0
Alito 0
Sotomayor 0
Kagan 0
Gorsuch 0
Kavanaugh 0
Per Cur. 0
Remaining 8 12 10 0 0 0 0 54
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 2 4%
CA2 3 5%
CA3 3 5%
CA4 4 7%
CA5 2 4%
CA6 5 9%
CA7
CA8 3 5%
CA9 9 16% 1 0 100% 0%
CA10 3 5%
CA11 6 11%
CADC 3 5%
CAFC 3 5%
CAAF 0
State 8 14%
Dist. Court 2 4%
Orig. 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 56 100% 1 100% 0%

 

Voting relationships – OT2017

Justice Agreement in full, in part, or in judgment
AMK CT RBG SGB SAA SMS EK NMG
JGR 90% 79% 68% 70% 77% 66% 72% 83%
AMK 83% 66% 66% 82% 65% 71% 86%
CT 55% 55% 93% 51% 59% 81%
RBG 89% 54% 96% 90% 58%
SGB 54% 90% 93% 61%
SAA 49% 57% 83%
SMS 91% 55%
EK 64%
NMG
Term Snapshot
Awards