Today, we’re discussing the civil reversal rates from 1990 to 2020 for the Districts of the Appellate Court outside of Chicago – Two, Three, Four and Five.
Not surprisingly to long-time readers of this blog, the Fifth District leads with a reversal rate in civil cases of 72.43%. The other three districts are quite close – Third District, 57.14%, Fourth District, 55.36% and Second District, 54.25%.
The Second District was most common on the Court’s docket, with 212 cases. The Court decided 185 cases from the Fifth District, 168 cases from the Fourth District and only 126 cases from the Third District.
Between 1990 and 1999, the Fifth District fared worst with a reversal rate of 75.58%. The Third District was next at 63.64%. The Fourth District was right behind at 62.86%. The Second District did best, with a reversal rate of only 45.24%.
The Fifth District was once again at the top of the chart between 2000 and 2009, although things got a bit closer. The Fifth’s reversal rate was 67.24%. The Second District was net at 61.84%. The Fourth District’s reversal rate was 54.39% and the Third’s reversal rate was 45%.
The reversal rate for the Fifth District between 2010 and 2020 was 73.17%. The Third was next at 61.29%. The reversal rate in the Second District was 57.69%, and the Fourth District was 43.9%.