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Voting-affinity data
for the 2009 Term
(September 1, 2008 to August 31, 2009)

Hecht
Hecht
Jefferson
Jefferson

In 2009, they participated together in 71 signed decisions

Joined the same opinions 52/71 73.2%
Different opinions, same judgment 3/71 4.2%
Agreed on judgment 55/71 77.5%
Disagreed on judgment 16/71 22.5%

And 35 of those led to split (non-unanimous) opinions

Joined the same opinions 16/35 45.7%
Different opinions, same judgment 3/35 8.6%
Agreed on judgment 19/35 54.3%
Disagreed on judgment 16/35 45.7%
 

Within those 35 cases that had some split opinions:

16 cases:
Joined the same opinions

16 cases:
Disagreed about the judgment