United States: What Areas of Law Does the State Appeal in Civil Cases (Part 1)? (Illinois Supreme Court Review)

Over a previous couple of weeks, we’ve looked at how frequently the State is the appellant in civil and criminal cases at the Supreme Court, and at the circulation of the Court’s cases amongst the Districts and Divisions of the Appellate Court. Today, we turn our focus to a brand-new subject: what locations of law do the State have the tendency to appeal? Up, the civil docket, 1990-1996.

Not remarkably, the most regular area of the civil law where the State appealed throughout these years was constitutional law. The State appealed 2 con law cases in 1990, one in 1991, 2 in 1992, one in 1993, 4 in 1994 and 1995, and 7 in 1996. Next was federal government and administrative law. The State appealed 6 such cases in 1990, one in 1991, 7 in 1992, 4 in 1993, 3 in 1994, 2 in 1995 and 4 in 1996.

The State appealed twelve choices in tort law– 2 each in 1990 and 1991, 5 in 1992, one in 1993 and 1994, 4 in 1995 and one in 1996. The State appealed 4 choices in ecological law– one in 1991, 2 in 1994 and one in 1995. The State appealed 3 work law choices– one in 1990 and 2 in 1992. The State appealed 2 choices in 3 different locations of law: tax, employee’s payment, and domestic relations. The State appealed one choice each in the locations of commercial law, insurance law and arbitration (1991, 1994 and 1995, respectively).