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Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

Best to worst legal systems in AMERICA

Overall Rank State Overall Rating Rank for Juries' Predictability Rank for Scientific and Technical Evidence
1
Delaware 76.0 1 1
2
Nebraska 69.7 2 4
3
North Dakota 68.5 3 7
4
Virginia 67.1 11 3
5
Iowa 66.3 5 8
6
Indiana 65.5 9 17
7
Minnesota 65.2 6 5
8
South Dakota 64.9 10 18
9
Wyoming 64.7 4 13
10
Idaho 64.2 8 22
11
Maine 64.2 15 21
12
New Hampshire 64.0 13 10
13
Colorado 63.6 19 11
14
Utah 63.3 7 15
15
Washington 63.1 16 2
16
Kansas 62.6 12 27
17
Wisconsin 62.5 14 16
18
Connecticut 62.0 21 9
19
Arizona 60.9 24 20
20
North Carolina 60.3 25 29
21
Vermont 60.3 20 24
22
Tennessee 59.9 17 35
23
Maryland 59.8 18 26
24
Michigan 59.6 27 25
25
Oregon 59.6 23 19
26
Ohio 59.5 26 28
27
NEW YORK 58.8 35 6
28
Georgia 58.4 38 14
29
Nevada 58.4 36 33
30
New Jersey 57.8 29 23
31
Massachusetts 57.8 31 12
32
Oklahoma 56.5 30 41
33
Alaska 56.4 32 30
34
Pennsylvania 55.5 28 31
35
Rhode Island 55.4 37 32
36
Kentucky 54.9 33 44
37
Montana 54.8 22 40
38
New Mexico 54.5 41 36
39
South Carolina 54.2 39 38
40
Missouri 51.9 34 43
41
Hawaii 51.5 40 42
42
Florida 50.9 42 39
43
Arkansas 50.2 43 46
44
Texas 49.2 44 37
45
California 45.5 46 34
46
Illinois 44.1 45 45
47
Louisiana 39.1 48 47
48
Alabama 35.9 49 48
49
West Virginia 33.2 47 19
50
Mississippi 30.7 50 50
States are compared based on jury predictability, treatment of scientific evidence, quality of judges and other factors. Higher score indicates a fair, predictable legal system that will be more likely to attract business investment and growth.
Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, www.uschamber.com