May 29, 2008
Supreme Court Statistics for this Term
The Scotusblog has some facinating statistics which can be found here. For example, Roberts and Scalia disagreed only 10% of the time this term so far. Roberts and Kennedy disagreed only 10% of the time. On the other end, Thomas and Ginsberg disagreed 45% of the time; Thomas and Stevens (and Thomas and Souter) disagreed 40% of the time.
The 9th Circuit had five cases reviewed by the Supreme Court and reversed all five. The 2nd Circuit had five of the six cases affirmed. In total, the Court affirmed the lower court 16 times and reversed 25 times.
Only 4 of the Court's 42 decisions so far this term were decided 5-4. 14 or one-third were 9-0.
These stats are all through roughly late-May 2008.
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