††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2005

††††††††† COURT OF APPEALS - CASE LOAD STATISTICS

 

†††† District†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† I††††††††††††††††††††† II†††††††††††††††††††† III††††††††††††††††† IV††††††††††††††††† Total


Filings

906

768

628

754

3056

†† Civil

436

442

354

478

1710

†† Criminal

470

326

274

276

1346

Adjusted Caseload*

-134

+23

-16

+127

 

†††† Three-Judge

768

586

516

598

2468

†††† One-Judge

138

182

112

156

588

Average filings per judge

227

192

209

151

191

*Adjusted average/judge

193

198

204

175

191

No Merits

242

135

133

126

636

Writs

56

42

19

44

161

†† Granted

8

5

0

4

17

Leaves to Appeal

50

58

45

53

206

†† Granted

8

7

4

4

23

Matter of Right

558

533

431

531

2053

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

Submission

401**

292

255

372

1320

†† Civil

166

173

173

250

762

†† Criminal

235

119

82

122

558

Cases on Briefs

385

279

252

364

1280

†† Civil

154

165

171

244

734

†† Criminal

231

114

81

120

546

Percentage on briefs

96%

96%

99%

98%

97%

Oral Arguments

16

13

3

8

40

†† Civil

12

8

2

6

28

†† Criminal

4

5

1

2

12

Percentage Orally Argued

4%

4%

1%

2%

3%

District Iís January 2006 decision conference occurred on December 27, 2005 (28 cases)

 

Total Terminations

847

772

638

984

3241

Average terminations per judge

212

193

213

197

203


 

 

 

 

 

Percentages of Total Terminations:

Opinion

40%

34%

37%

34%

36%

Summary Disposition

26%

32%

33%

32%

31%

Memo Opinion

24%

27%

23%

26%

25%

Other

10%

7%

6%

8%

8%

 

 

 

 

 

Percentages of Civil/Criminal Affirmances:

Civil:% Affirmed

78%

83%

72%

69%

75%

Criminal:% Affirmed

90%

90%

84%

86%

88%

 

 

 

 

 

Average Days to Opinion:

Notice of Appeal to Opinion

229

200

175

237

243

Three-Judge Opinions

368

349

292

454

374

One-Judge Opinions

162

192

163

209

182

Per Curiam Opinions

444

405

287

374

374

Summary Dispositions

317

254

206

295

271

†††† without No Merits

427

234

184

222

233

†††† No Merit SMDs

274

208

164

272

236

Memo Opinions

100

87

105

110

101

Orders*

50

39

25

17

40

Fast Tracks

NA

157

182

156

166

 

†† *Does not include voluntary dismissals.


 

 

 

 

Terminations by Opinion:

Opinions

335

263

239

339

1176

†† Civil

163

155

152

244

714

††††††††††† Percentage

49%

59%

64%

72%

61%

†† Criminal

172

108

87

95

462

††††††††††† Percentage

51%

41%

36%

28%

39%

%s of Disposition:

†† Affirmed

†† Reversed

†† Other

 

82%
11%
7%


82%
14%
5%


70%
23%
7%


71%
17%
12%


76%
16%
8%

Per Curiams

92

102

111

144

449

Signed Opinions

243

161

128

195

727

†† 1-Judge Opinions*

81

70

53

79

283

†† 3-Judge Opinions

162

91

75

116

444

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publication Data:

All Opinions*

290

255

215

297

1057

†† Percentage Published

21%

27%

19%

20%

22%

Considered**

156

86

67

99

408

Published

61

68

41

58

228

†† Percentage

39%

79%

61%

59%

56%

 

††††††††††††††† * This figure reflects Dec 2004 and YTD Nov 2005 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

222

244

213

317

996

Affirmance

17

100

69

131

317

Reversals

3

8

4

6

24

No Merits

193

135

133

176

637

Other

9

1

4

4

18

Memo Opinions

207

211

146

254

818

Jurisdiction

29

29

14

24

96

Other

97

106

82

153

438

Writs Denied, etc.

43

20

17

34

114

Writs Granted

8

5

0

3

16

Leaves Denied, etc.

30

51

33

40

154

Other

83

54

40

74

251

Voluntary Dismissals

45

34

27

67

173

Stipulations

4

2

0

0

6

Other

34

18

13

7

72

 

 

 

 

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

Motions

3367

2487

1930

2839

10623

Writs Terminated

51

25

17

37

130

Writs Granted

8

5

0

3

16

Leaves Terminated

47

62

45

50

204

 

 

 

 

Pending Cases:

12-31-05

714

442

363

474

1993

12-31-04

782

423

369

556

2130


 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††† SUPREME COURT ACTIVITY

Certifications Filed*

1

9

1

12

23

Certifications Granted

1

5

2

10

18

Bypasses Granted

0

1

0

1

2

 

††††††††††††††† *Consolidated cases counted as one.

 

 

Ct. App. Opinions Released

335

263

239

339

1176

Petitions filed on Opns.

175

110

88

113

486

†† Percentage Filed

52%

42%

37%

33%

41%

Petitions Filed

272

201

171

249

893

†† Civil

127

86

89

148

450

†† Criminal

145

115

82

101

443

Petitions Acted Upon

279

201

169

236

885

†† Granted

17

16

8

23

64

††††††††††† Civil

10

11

8

17

46

††††††††††† Criminal

7

5

0

6

18

SC *Opinions on Petitions

16

14

20

23

73

Affirmed

†† Civil

†† Criminal

6
6
0

16
11
5

9
8
1

11
8
3

33†††† 45%
26†††† 36%
7††††† 10%

Reversed

†† Civil

†† Criminal

9
9
0

6
4
2

8
6
2

9
7
2

32†††† 44%
26†††† 36%
8†††††† 8%

Other**

†† Civil

†† Criminal

1
1
0

1
0
1

3
2
1

3
2
1

8†††††† 11%
5††††††† 7%
3††††††† 4%

††††††††††††††† *Consolidated cases counted as 1.

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

 

Supreme Court Disposition of Reviews (8/1/78 - 12/31/05)

Filed

6020

5119

4466

5883

21488

Acted Upon

5979

5095

4451

5805

21330

Granted

568

448

430

627

2073