This time, we’re reviewing the data on the Court’s tort docket for the years 2000 through 2009.  The Court reversed 70% of the tort decisions it reviewed in 2000.  The reversal rate then dipped for several years: 62.5% in 2001, 50% (2002), 55.6% (2003), 58.33% (2004), 50% (2005), 41.67% (2006), 42.86% (2007) and 57.14% in

For the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a deep dive on the Supreme Court’s tort cases.  To begin, we’ll consider whether there is any relationship between the party which won at the Appellate Court and the result at the Supreme Court for the years 1990 through 1999.

The reversal rate for tort cases at

This time, we’re reviewing the Court’s docket data on the criminal (quasi-criminal, juvenile justice and mental health) side of the docket, calculating the percentage of cases year-by-year that arose from final judgments.  Although it’s a minimal issue for this period since the death penalty was abolished in Illinois in 2011, we separate out the death