Supreme Court of Texas Blog

How often have each Justice's
authored opinions been joined?

Showing the 2017-2020 Terms
(September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2020)

  Solo Hecht Green Johnson Willett Guzman Lehrmann Boyd Devine Brown Blacklock Busby Bland
Hecht 8.5   80.9 72.7 91.7 74.4 67.4 60.5 70.2 81.8 72.7 53.3 60.0
Green 0.0 91.2   81.2 100.0 83.9 79.4 71.4 85.3 96.3 77.3 69.2 60.0
Johnson 7.1 57.1 67.9   50.0 60.0 69.2 76.9 53.6 64.3 58.3    
Willett 8.3 75.0 66.7 58.3   58.3 58.3 72.7 75.0 66.7      
Guzman 15.9 72.7 72.7 60.9 75.0   78.0 59.5 77.3 73.5 64.3 93.8 71.4
Lehrmann 15.4 74.4 69.2 56.5 75.0 71.1   68.4 82.1 63.3 70.4 92.3 77.8
Boyd 22.4 45.6 47.4 67.9 58.3 46.3 60.7   47.4 47.7 51.3 30.4 25.0
Devine 11.8 81.2 75.0 66.7 72.7 92.9 81.2 68.8   72.0 78.9 100.0 85.7
Brown 3.6 78.6 85.7 66.7 66.7 88.0 61.5 69.2 78.6   91.7 100.0  
Blacklock 6.2 70.0 70.0 100.0   71.0 69.0 74.2 71.9 83.3   63.2 72.7
Busby 0.0 75.0 75.0     100.0 100.0 100.0 91.7 100.0 100.0   90.0
Bland 14.3 57.1 71.4     64.3 85.7 66.7 64.3   76.9 71.4  

Each row shows what percentage of a Justice's opinions were "Solo" opinions and what percentage were joined by each other member of the Court. (Because not all Justices have sat on all cases, adding the overall "Solo" column to a particular Justice's join rate might total more than 100%.)