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Statistics


On this page, we keep ongoing statistics for the October 2019 term – dispositions by sitting, majority opinions authored by sitting, pace of grants, pace of decisions, the circuit scorecard and justice agreement. Our most recent Interim Stat Pack, which includes these and other variables for the October 2019 term, can be found here (published April 3, 2020). Previous editions of the Stat Pack can be found in the Stat Pack archive. We regularly cross-post statistical analysis related to the court from Empirical SCOTUS.

Arguments by sitting

Major cases in red. Decided cases shaded gray. Dismissed cases struck through.

 

Majority opinions authored by sitting

Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. March April Total
Argued 9 10 12 8 9 48
Roberts
Thomas 1 1 2
Ginsburg 1 1 1 3
Breyer 2 2
Alito 1 1 1 1 4
Sotomayor 1 1 2
Kagan 1 1 2
Gorsuch 1 1 2
Kavanaugh 1 1
Per Cur. 1 1
Decided 4 7 6 2 19
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’d % Aff’d % Rev’d
CA1 1 1%
CA2 9 12% 1 100%
CA3 5 7% 2 100%
CA4 4 5% 1 100%
CA5 6 8% 1 3 25% 75%
CA6 3 4% 2 100%
CA7 1 1%
CA8 3 4%
CA9 10 14% 1 2 33% 67%
CA10 4 5% 1 100%
CA11 7 9% 1 1 50% 50%
CADC 3 4%
CAFC 5 7% 1 100%
CAAF 1 1%
State 11 15% 2 3 40% 60%
Dist. Court 0 0%
Orig. 1 1%
Total 74 100% 11 11 50% 40%

 

Voting relationships

Justice agreement in full, in part or in judgment

CT RBG SGB SAA SMS EK NMG BMK
JGR 86% 77% 82% 91% 77% 86% 100% 100%
CT 64% 68% 95% 64% 73% 86% 86%
RBG 95% 68% 91% 91% 77% 77%
SGB 73% 95% 95% 82% 82%
SAA 68% 77% 91% 91%
SMS 91% 77% 77%
EK 86% 86%
NMG 100%
BMK
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