The dissent rates measure the percentage of published opinions in which a particular justice cast a dissenting vote from the majority opinion. It is a measure of the justice’s voting record, not his or her production of dissenting opinions. A dissenting vote is included regardless of whether the justice wrote a dissenting opinion or joined in the dissenting opinion of another justice. A justice’s authorship of dissenting opinions is tracked in the productivity tables (Part A, supra). The rate for each year covers the period of April 1 of the previous year through March 30 of the year indicated. The AVERAGE rate includes all the years reported.

JUSTICE

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

AVG

GEORGE

1

1

1

3

8

4

5 3 2

3.11

BAXTER

14

13

16

5

8

6

8 9 7

9.55

BROWN

15

15

20

17

11

9

15 17 10

14.22

CHIN

6

8

13

6

5

2

10 7 2

6.22

KENNARD

29

21

21

23

17

11

15 14 13

18.22

MOSK

24

21

27

25

13

26

22.7

MORENO

11

12 6 3

8.0

WERDEGAR

10

8

12

13

11

16

4 10 6

10.0