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This week, we are hosting a symposium before oral argument on March 4 in June Medical Services v. Gee. Click to read the contributions.

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 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.

 

Majority opinions authored by sitting

Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. March April Total
Argued 9 10 12 8 39
Roberts
Thomas 1 1
Ginsburg 1 1
Breyer
Alito
Sotomayor 1 1
Kagan
Gorsuch
Kavanaugh
Per Cur. 2 2
Decided 2 3 5
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
CA3 5 7% 1
CA4 5 7%
CA5 6 8%
CA6 3 4% 1
CA7 1 1%
CA8 3 4%
CA9 12 16% 1
CA10 4 5%
CA11 6 8%
CADC 2 3%
CAFC 5 7% 1
CAAF 1 1%
State 11 15%
Dist. Court 1 1%
Orig. 0
Total 75 100% 3 2 60% 40%

 

Voting relationships

Justice agreement in full, in part or in judgment
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