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 2018 term, can be found here (published June 28, 2019). 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 and dismissed cases struck through)

 

Majority opinions authored by sitting

Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. March April Total
Argued 10 12 10 11 6 9 13 70
Roberts 1 2 1 1 1 1 7
Thomas 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 8
Ginsburg 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
Breyer 1 1 1 2 1 2 8
Alito 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
Sotomayor 1 1 1 1 1 2 7
Kagan 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Gorsuch 1 2 1 1 1 2 8
Kavanaugh 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
Per Cur. 1 1
Decided 9* 12 9* 11 6 8* 12* 67
Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. March April Total

*For the October sitting, Knick was set for reargument in the January sitting. For the December sitting, Murphy was set for reargument in October Term 2019. For the March sitting, Rucho and Lamone were consolidated into one opinion. For the April sitting, Emulex was dismissed as improvidently granted.

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 3% 1 1 50% 50%
CA2 5 7% 2 3 40% 60%
CA3 3 4% 1 2 33.33% 66.67%
CA4 4 5% 2 2 50% 50%
CA5 4 5% 2 2 50% 50%
CA6 7 9% 4 3 57.14% 42.86%
CA7 1 1% 0 1 0% 100%
CA8 4 5% 1 3 25% 75%
CA9 14 19% 2 12 14.29% 85.71%
CA10 2 4% 1 1 50% 50%
CA11 7 9% 4 3 57.14% 42.86%
CADC 3 4% 2 1 66.67% 33.33&
CAFC 4 5% 2 2 50% 50%
CAAF 0
State 11 15% 2 9 18% 82%
Dist. Court 3 4% 1 2 33.33% 66.67%
Orig. 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 75 100% 27 47 36.49% 63.51%

 

Voting relationships – OT2018

Justice Agreement in full, in part, or in judgment
CT RBG SGB SAA SMS EK NMG BMK
JGR 75% 64% 71% 88% 67% 71% 67% 92%
CT 50% 51% 85% 50% 60% 81% 80%
RBG 82% 57% 93% 88% 63% 63%
SGB 64% 85% 86% 54% 70%
SAA 57% 64% 74% 91%
SMS 88% 63% 64%
EK 65% 70%
NMG 70%
BMK
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