The Illinois Supreme Court In 2015: A Statistical Analysis

Law360, New York (February 3, 2016, 1:52 PM EST) -- For the past three years, we've taken a close statistical look at the previous year's decisions from the Illinois Supreme Court to see what insights could be gained about the justices' voting patterns and decision making dynamics. (View the 2012 analysis here, 2013 analysis here and 2014 analysis here.) In 2015, the centrist justices were once again in the majority in most civil and criminal cases. Meanwhile, the court maintained its extraordinarily high rate of unanimity, while significantly decreasing the lag time between arguments and decisions....
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