Appellate attorney Jon Eisenberg responds to a Daily Journal column written a few months ago by David Carrillo and Stephen Duvernay, “The secret to SCOCA’s consensus.” (See here.)

Carrillo and Duvernay said that the Supreme Court’s “current high . . . unanimity rate is explained mostly by its unique frontloaded case-deciding procedure, with X factors of leadership personality and consensus culture.”

Eisenberg writes that the increased unanimity is “more likely” due to “the departures of Justices Stanley Mosk, [Janice] Rogers Brown and Joyce L. Kennard, who dissented far more frequently than their colleagues.”

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