CNN, Legal analyst and Supreme Court biographer, contributing commentator, July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017.
Reuters News, Washington Bureau, Editor-in-Charge, Legal Affairs, February 2012-present (on one-year leave until July 2017). Emphasis on special projects related to the Supreme Court and legal affairs in nation’s capital; “Echo Chamber” project focused on Supreme Court lawyers was a 2015 finalist for Pulitzer Prize in the explanatory journalism category.
USA Today, Legal Affairs Correspondent, 2000-2012, with leaves-of-absence for book projects. Focused on the Court and consequences of rulings in American life.
The Washington Post, Supreme Court Correspondent, 1992-2000. Wrote more than a thousand stories, including major series “Sentencing by the Numbers” and “Secrets of the Marshall Papers.”
Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, Legal Affairs Reporter, 1989-1992. Focused on the Senate and House Judiciary Committees; earned Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress for coverage of 1991 Clarence Thomas nomination.
PBS’s The Supreme Court, four-part series produced by Thirteen/WNET New York. Premiered in 2007; featured commentator in episodes on the Earl Warren through William Rehnquist eras.
Regular Panelist on PBS’s Washington Week with Gwen Ifill.