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Opinion: Everyone gets along on the California Supreme Court

(Subscription required) As Chart 1 illustrates, consensus dominates the current California Supreme Court, with unanimous opinions constituting approximately 90% of all decisions in each year, while the dominant feature of U.S. Supreme Court decisions is the relative rarity of unanimous decisions. The overall average of unanimous California Supreme Court decisions in this five-year period is 89.16%, while the overall average of unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the same period is 45.83%.
Feb 19, 2021

(Subscription required) As Chart 1 illustrates, consensus dominates the current California Supreme Court, with unanimous opinions constituting approximately 90% of all decisions in each year, while the dominant feature of U.S. Supreme Court decisions is the relative rarity of unanimous decisions. The overall average of unanimous California Supreme Court decisions in this five-year period is 89.16%, while the overall average of unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the same period is 45.83%.