Monday, August 29, 2011
Those interested in following the positions of the various U.S. Supreme Court justices will find a detailed statistical analysis of the 2010 term on SCOTUSblog. The blog reports that the Court split 5-4 in 20% of the merits cases for the term. Not surprisingly, the justice who most often voted with the majority was Justice Kennedy. Justice Ginsburg had the lowest percentage of votes with the majority. The blog's statistics include additional items like which circuit contributed the most cases to the docket (the Ninth) and which pair of justices most often agreed with each other (Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito).