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Joan Biskupic

Joan Biskupic has covered the Supreme Court since 1989 and is the author of two judicial biographies: American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009) and Sandra Day O’Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice (HarperCollins, 2005).

She joined Reuters in February 2012 as Legal Affairs editor-in-charge. She previously was the Supreme Court reporter for USA Today (2000-2012) and The Washington Post (1992-2000) and covered legal affairs for Congressional Quarterly's Weekly Report (1989-1992). She won the Everett McKinley Dirksen award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress for her coverage of the 1991 Clarence Thomas nomination and Senate confirmation hearings.

Biskupic holds a law degree from Georgetown University and is the author of several legal reference books, including Congressional Quarterly’s two- volume encyclopedia on the Supreme Court (3rd Ed., 1997) with co-editor Elder Witt.

She lives in Washington, D.C.,  with her husband and daughter.

Most Recent Appearances

Recent Appearances

The Aspen Institute on Inequality and Opportunity

November 23, 2015
Gwen Ifill moderates "Inequality: Causes and Consequences" at The Aspen Institute's Summit on Inequality and Opportunity.

2nd Annual Ethos and Profession of Intelligence Conference

November 3, 2015
Gwen Ifill moderated a panel discussion on "21st Century Challenges - Denied Areas, Digital Domains and Determined Adversaries" at the 2nd Annual Ethos and Profession of Intelligence Conference, co-hosted by the Central Intelligence Agency and the George Washington University.

New Orleans: Ten Years Later

August 25, 2015
To mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, The Atlantic hosted an event recognizing the city’s resilience while evaluating the challenges it and other communities across the country continue to face.

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