A Healthy Balance of Decisions
Just as in the 1998-1999 term, the California Supreme Court’s caseload this year was evenly split between civil (approximately 47 percent) and criminal, including capital, (51 percent), with the remainder made up of State Bar disciplinary matters. These numbers continue to suggest a healthy balance in the court’s diet. Capital cases again accounted for around 14 percent of the docket. Legislation enacted several years ago to increase the number of attorneys taking capital appeals has not yet had an impact upon the court’s capital caseload.
California Bar Journal
Kelso, J. Clark, "A Healthy Balance of Decisions" (2000). McGeorge School of Law Scholarly Articles. 448.