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Joan Biskupic

Joan Biskupic, a full-time CNN legal analyst, has covered the Supreme Court for twenty-five years and is the author of several books on the judiciary. 

Before joining CNN in 2017, Biskupic was an editor-in-charge for Legal Affairs at Reuters and, previously, the Supreme Court correspondent for the Washington Post and for USA Today. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory journalism in 2015. Biskupic has also taught law school, including as a visiting professor for the 2016-17 academic year at the University of California, Irvine.

She is the author of a forthcoming biography of Chief Justice John Roberts (The Chief, spring 2019). Her previous books include Sandra Day O’Connor (2005), American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (2009) and Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice (2014). A native of Chicago, Biskupic is a graduate of Georgetown University law school.

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