Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We are hosting an online symposium on Epic Systems v. Lewis, in which the court held 5-4 that arbitration clauses in employment contracts that require employees to forgo class and collective actions are enforceable. Contributions are available at this link.
The Supreme Court will release orders from the May 24 conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions at 10 a.m. We will live-blog at this link.

Statistics


On this page (last updated May 21, 2018), we keep ongoing statistics for the October 2017 term – dispositions by sitting, majority opinions authored by sitting, pace of grants, pace of decisions, the circuit scorecard and justice agreement. Oral argument data are complete for the term. Our most recent Stat Pack, which includes these and other variables for the October 2016 term, can be found here (published June 28, 2017). Previous editions of the Stat Pack can be found at the Stat Pack archive.

Dispositions by sitting (Major cases are in red)

 

Majority opinions authored by sitting

Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. March April Total
Argued 9 6 10 9 9 8 12 63
Roberts 1 1 2
Kennedy 1 1 2
Thomas 1 1 1 1 4
Ginsburg 1 1 1 1 4
Breyer 1 1 1 1 4
Alito 1 1 1 3
Sotomayor 1 1 1 3
Kagan 1 1 1 3
Gorsuch 1 2 1 1 5
Per Cur. 1 1
Remaining 1 0 2 4 7 6 12 32
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 % Aff’d % Rev’d
CA1 1 1%
CA2 5 7% 1 1 50% 50%
CA3 3 4% 0 3 0% 100%
CA4 0
CA5 4 6% 1 1 50% 50%
CA6 4 6% 0 2 0% 100%
CA7 7 10% 3 2 60% 40%
CA8 3 4%
CA9 13 19% 2 7 22.22% 77.78%
CA10 3 4% 1 0 100% 0%
CA11 6 9% 0 3 0% 100%
CADC 4 6% 1 2 33.33% 66.67%
CAFC 3 4% 1 1 50% 50%
CAAF 3 4%
State 8 11% 1 3 25% 75%
Dist. Court 3 4%
Orig. 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 70 11 25 30.56% 69.44%

 

Voting relationships (OT17)

Justice Agreement in full, in part, or in judgment
AMK CT RBG SGB SAA SMS EK NMG
JGR 90% 73.33% 66.67% 66.67% 73.33% 66.67% 71.43% 86.21%
AMK 83.33% 63.33% 63.33% 83.33% 63.33% 67.86% 82.76%
CT 53.33% 53.33% 100% 53.33% 57.14% 79.31%
RBG 100% 53.33% 100% 96.43% 58.62%
SGB 53.33% 100% 96.43% 58.62%
SAA 53.33% 57.14% 79.31%
SMS 96.43% 58.62%
EK 62.96%
NMG

Term Snapshot
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