A few observations from these SCOTUS charts.
- Gorsuch and the three liberals were less often in the majority this term; the other five remained consistent with last term.
- Roberts and Kavanagh are almost never outside the majority.
- Barrett hasn’t been doing much. She wrote the least number of opinions last year (8 ) and second least (behind Roberts) this year (12).
- Kagan wrote a lot more this term (17) over the previous term.
In and of themselves, these observations don’t mean much but I find it interesting that my two favorite justices (Gorsuch and Kagan) are kissing across the orange-blue divide, and my second two favorites (Thomas and Breyer) the next closest to the middle. Confirms my opinion that these justices at least aren’t ruling as ideologues.