Seated Judges: Patricia Curley, Ted E. Wedemeyer, Jr., Gregory Peterson, Thomas Cane, Neal Nettesheim, Richard Brown, Joan Kessler

Standing Judges: Ralph Adam Fine, Harry Snyder, Paul Higginbotham, Charles Dykman, Daniel Anderson, David Deininger, Michael Hoover, Paul Lundsten, Margaret Vergeront Photo by Bob Rashid

 


2006

COURT OF APPEALS - CASE LOAD STATISTICS

District I II III IV Total


Filings

919

748

678

733

3078

Civil

463

403

355

447

1668

Criminal

456

345

323

286

1410

Adjusted Caseload*

-137

+21

+9

+107

 

Three-Judge

761

595

542

583

2481

One-Judge

158

153

136

150

597

Average filings per judge

230

187

226

147

192

*Adjusted average/judge

196

192

229

168

192

No Merits

230

149

161

101

641

Writs

65

27

30

41

163

Granted

6

4

2

2

14

Leaves to Appeal

47

54

45

60

206

Granted

8

8

5

7

28

Matter of Right

577

518

442

531

2068

* Numbers reflect cases gained or lost due to workload transfer, panel disqualification and no merit transfers. These figures do not reflect consolidation.

Submission

308

334

248

382

1272

Civil

188

215

157

239

799

Criminal

120

119

91

143

473

Cases on Briefs

293

322

243

375

1233

Civil

179

204

153

233

769

Criminal

114

118

90

142

464

Percentage on briefs

95%

96%

98%

98%

97%

Oral Arguments

15

12

5

7

39

Civil

9

11

4

6

30

Criminal

6

1

1

1

9

Percentage Orally Argued

5%

4%

2%

2%

3%

 

Total Terminations

809

782

662

879

3132

Average terminations per judge

202

196

221

176

196


 

 

 

 

 

Percentages of Total Terminations:

Opinion

47%

36%

37%

39%

40%

Summary Disposition

19%

32%

28%

30%

27%

Memo Opinion

28%

25%

26%

26%

26%

Other

6%

7%

5%

5%

6%

 

 

 

 

 

Percentages of Civil/Criminal Affirmances:

Civil: % Affirmed

80%

80%

71%

66%

74%

Criminal: % Affirmed

83%

87%

82%

81%

83%

 

 

 

 

 

Average Days to Opinion:

Notice of Appeal to Opinion

213

167

137

192

249

Three-Judge Opinions

406

336

294

451

384

One-Judge Opinions

171

198

172

211

187

Per Curiam Opinions

544

420

293

368

411

Summary Dispositions

 

 

 

 

 

without No Merits

493

320

291

302

316

No Merit SMDs

270

179

164

240

214

Memo Opinions

117

114

89

74

99

Orders*

50

50

40

46

47

Fast Tracks

NA

88

57

50

61

 

*Does not include voluntary dismissals.


 

 

 

 

Terminations by Opinion:

Opinions

381

278

245

347

1251

Civil

222

178

159

237

796

Percentage

58%

64%

65%

68%

64%

Criminal

159

100

86

110

455

Percentage

42%

36%

35%

32%

36%

%s of Disposition:

Affirmed

Reversed

Other

 

81%

13%

6%


79%
14%
7%


71%
23%
6%


77%
17%
6%


77%
16%
6%

Per Curiams

146

100

117

172

535

Signed Opinions

235

178

128

175

716

1-Judge Opinions*

59

73

54

50

236

3-Judge Opinions

176

105

74

125

480

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publication Data:

All Opinions*

333

239

229

317

1118

Percentage Published

22%

29%

17%

22%

23%

Considered**

150

97

66

114

427

Published

73

70

40

70

253

Percentage

49%

72%

61%

61%

59%

 

* This figure reflects Dec 2005 and YTD Nov 2006 three-judge, one-judge and per curiam opinions.

** Three-judge opinions only; deferrals are counted only when decided.


 

 

Termination by Other Means (Orders):

Summary Dispositions

152

253

187

265

857

Affirmance

4

93

55

129

281

Reversals

3

13

4

3

23

No Merits

137

142

123

129

531

Other

8

5

5

4

22

Memo Opinions

224

193

174

226

817

Jurisdiction

16

25

20

25

86

Other

118

89

93

104

404

Writs Denied, etc.

54

32

23

38

147

Writs Granted

6

4

2

2

14

Leaves Denied, etc.

30

43

36

57

166

Other

52

58

33

41

184

Voluntary Dismissals

29

33

18

35

115

Stipulations

2

5

3

2

12

Other

21

20

12

4

57

 

 

 

 

Motions (not including Leaves to Appeal and Writs Terminated):

Motions

3336

2437

2209

2679

10661

Writs Terminated

60

36

25

40

161

Writs Granted

6

4

2

2

14

Leaves Terminated

38

51

41

64

194

 

 

 

 

Pending Cases:

12-31-06

702

453

376

476

2007

12-31-05

714

442

363

474

1993


 

SUPREME COURT ACTIVITY

Certifications Filed*

2

11

2

4

19

Certifications Granted

1

7

2

4

14

Bypasses Granted

0

0

0

0

0

 

*Consolidated cases counted as one.

 

(Amended as to first and third rows 2/8/08)

Ct. App. Opinions Released

381

278

245

347

1252

Petitions filed on Opinions

176

98

82

154

510

Percentage Filed

46%

35%

33%

44%

41%

Petitions Filed

253

166

167

291

877

Civil

151

83

92

158

484

Criminal

102

83

75

133

393

Petitions Acted Upon

309

145

155

212

821

Granted

15

17

12

20

64

Civil

12

11

8

15

46

Criminal

3

6

4

5

18

SC Opinions on Petitions

17

16

7

18

58

Affirmed

Civil

Criminal

11
8
3

6
4
2

5
5
0

9
7
2

31 53%
24 41%
7 12%

Reversed

Civil

Criminal

4
0
4

9
8
1

2
2
0

7
4
3

22 38%
14 24%
8 14%

Other*

Civil

Criminal

2
1
1

1
0
1

0
0
0

2
2
0

5 9%
3 5%
2 3%

*Affirmed/remanded; affirmed/reversed in part; modified/affirmed dispositions.

 

Supreme Court Disposition of Reviews (8/1/78 - 12/31/06)

Filed

6273

5285

4633

6174

22365

Acted Upon

6288

5240

4606

6017

22151

Granted

583

465

442

647

2137