I put together this deck with my statistics for the Texas Supreme Court’s latest term, which ended on August 31, 2013. The numbers are drawn from my own case-tracking database, so they are unofficial.


I’ve posted the slides on slideshare. For a full-screen display, look for the Fullscreen button.

Some of the slides show:

  • the voting patterns of the Justices (including the newest additions, Justice Boyd and Justice Devine);

  • which Justices are aligned with or against the judgment most often;

  • with the Court’s new emphasis on prompt decisions, how long cases are taking to reach a decision after oral argument; and

  • how the time to decision for a case may vary with argument date, with the number of split opinions, or by authoring Justice.

As always, I appreciate any feedback and questions.