Thursday, July 22, 2010

MGL's Court of Appeals 2010 Mid-Year Report

At the halfway mark this year, the Court of Appeals had decided 88 cases.  Fifty-one percent of the cases were affirmed, nine percent modified and forty percent reversed.  In those 88 cases, 77 percent were unanimous, three percent were 6-1, eight percent were 5-2 and 11 percent were 4-3.  The most frequent 4-3 alignment was Justices Smith, Read, Pigott and Graffeo with Justices Lippman, Ciparick and Jones dissenting.  Out of the 88 cases, Justices Lippman and Ciparick were almost unanimously in agreement.    

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