Editor's Note :

close editor's note Editor's Note :

Click here for important resources on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett and the confirmation process.
We're hosting a symposium on the jurisprudence of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Click to follow along with the contributions.

Statistics


On this page, we keep ongoing statistics for the 2020-21 term – dispositions by sitting, majority opinions authored by sitting, pace of grants, pace of decisions, the circuit scorecard and justice agreement. Our most recent Stat Pack, which includes these and other variables for the 2019-20 term, can be found here (published July 10, 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.

Dispositions by sitting

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

 

Majority opinions authored by sitting

Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. Total
Arguments 10 8 10 28
Roberts
Thomas
Breyer
Alito
Sotomayor
Kagan
Gorsuch
Kavanaugh
Per Cur.
Opinions
Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. Total

 

Pace of grants

Click the image to get a bigger look at the court’s current pace of grants.

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.

*The jump in OT20 grants in the April #1 wave signifies the court’s decision on April 13, 2020, to reschedule 10 cases from OT19 to OT20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Pace of decisions

Click the image to get a bigger look at the court’s current pace of decisions.

 

Circuit Scorecard

Total % Total Aff’d Rev’d % Aff’d % Rev’d
CA1 0 0%
CA2 1 3%
CA3 2 6%
CA4 1 3%
CA5 7 20%
CA6 4 11%
CA7 2 6%
CA8 2 6%
CA9 3 9%
CA10 1 3%
CA11 2 6%
CADC 3 9%
CAFC 1 3%
CAAF 2 6%
State 3 9%
Dist. Court 0 0%
Orig. 1 3%
Total 35 100%

 

Voting relationships

Percentage of cases in which any two justices agree with each other in full, in part or in judgment

JGR CT SGB SAA SMS EK NMG BMK
JGR
CT
SGB
SAA
SMS
EK
NMG
BMK
Term Snapshot
At a Glance
Awards