Here are some basic statistics on the Third Circuit’s decisions in FY 2013 (October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013). Note that the percent affirmed or dismissed figures vary by case type, and range from 81% (other civil cases) to 92.47% (appeals from administrative agencies). Thus, for example, in just over 90% of criminal cases, the Third Circuit left the district court’s decision untouched. On the other hand, in just under 10% of those cases, the district court’s judgment was reversed, reversed in part, vacated, or vacated in part. The figures also show that nearly all petitions for writs of mandamus or prohibition are denied or dismissed.
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