USA Today, Legal Affairs Correspondent, 2000-present, with four leaves-of-absence for book projects. Author of frequent “cover” stories focused on the internal workings of the Court and the consequences of rulings in American life.
The Washington Post, Supreme Court Correspondent, 1992-2000. Wrote more than one thousand articles; co-authored two Pulitzer Prize-nominated series: “Sentencing by the Numbers” and “The Secrets of the Marshall Papers”; initiated a monthly “Full Court Press” feature and one of the first weekly “live” on-line conversations called “Holding Court.”
Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, Legal Affairs Reporter, 1989-1992. Coverage focused on the work of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees; earned the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress, administered by the Washington Press Foundation, for coverage of 1991 Clarence Thomas nomination.
PBS’s The Supreme Court, four-part series produced by Thirteen/WNET New York. Premiered in January-February, 2007; featured commentator in series’ episodes focused on the Earl Warren through William Rehnquist eras.
Regular Panelist on PBS’s Washington Week with Gwen Ifill; frequent appearances on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show; occasional guest on NBC’s Today Show; ABC’s Good Morning America, ABC’s Nightline, CBS’s Face the Nation.