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# Jackson County Judges Essay

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Jackson County Judges
The judges from the Common Pleas, Domestic Relations, and the Municipal Courts for Jackson County oversee thousands of cases each year. A small percentage of these cases are appealed each year and the probability of winning a reversal of the original verdict varies from court to court and from judge to judge. Those individuals who have cases pending in these courts would be interested to know the probability of winning a reversal based on the judge and the type of court the cases are being tried in. With this information, individuals can make an informed decision on whether or not to appeal their cases in the hopes of ultimately winning a reversal of the original verdict.
The Probability of Cases Being Appealed in Each of the Three Different Courts
The probability of cases being appealed in the three different courts varies greatly with a much larger percentage of cases being appealed in the Common Pleas court versus the Domestic Relations and Municipal courts. The chart below shows the comparison of cases appealed for each of the different courts with the probability for appeal at .04 for the Common Please court.

The probability of .04 in appealing a case in the Common Pleas court is roughly eight times more likely than the probability of appealing a case in the Domestic Relations court at .0035 and the Municipal court at .0046.
The Probability of Cases Being Reversed in Each of the Three Different Courts
The probability of cases being reversed in each of the three different courts follows a similar trend as the probability of cases being appealed in each of the three different courts. The chart below shows that a larger number of cases are reversed in the Common Pleas court each year as compared to the number of cases reversed each year in the Domestic Relations and Municipal courts. The probability of having a case reversed in the Common Pleas court is .0045, which is roughly four times higher than having a case reversed by the Municipal court with a probability of .00096. The probability of having a case reversed by the Common Pleas court is roughly eight times higher than the probability of having a case reversed by the Domestic Relations court probability of .00056.

The Probability of Cases Being Reversed Given an Appeal in Each of the Courts
The probability of cases being reversed given an appeal in each of the three different courts follows a different trend than the first two charts that show the probability of cases being appealed and the probability of cases being reversed. The probability of cases being reversed given an appeal are almost two times higher in the Municipal court than the Common Pleas court. The probability of winning a case reversal in the Common Pleas court is .1123 as compared to .1604 for the Domestic Relations court, and .208 for the Municipal court. Given this information it is clear that individual have a much better chance of winning a case reversal in the Domestic...

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