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July 2, 2021 Kathleen Arberg (202) 479-3211


Patricia McCabe has been appointed the new Public Information Officer of the Supreme Court of the United States. She succeeds Kathleen L. Arberg, who retires on July 3, 2021, after serving 22 years as Public Information Officer. Ms. McCabe will assume her duties on July 6, 2021.

In announcing the appointment, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., said, “I am delighted that Patricia has accepted this appointment.  She has previously served with distinction as the Deputy Public Information Officer, and she has proven herself as an experienced and trusted liaison in her dealings with the press, the public, and the Court.”

Ms. McCabe began her career at the Court in 1991 in the Library as research assistant. She joined the Public Information Office in 1999 as an assistant and became the Court’s Deputy Public Information Officer in 2006. Ms. McCabe will be the sixth person to serve as Public Information Officer since the position was established in 1935. As the Court’s Public Information Officer, she will be the Court’s official spokesperson and manage a staff of six employees who assist in furthering the public’s understanding of the history and function of the Court and facilitate coverage of the Court by the media. The office issues the opinions and orders of the Court, credentials more than 1,000 reporters each Term, and operates a working pressroom provided for the use of a resident press corps and visiting journalists. The Public Information Office is open to the general public and provides assistance to the Court’s many visitors, as well as members of the public who contact the Court.

Ms. McCabe earned her B.A. at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, in 1990 and her M.A. at the University of Notre Dame in 1991.


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