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July 7, 2020 Kathleen Arberg (202) 479-3211


The Court today announced that Christine Luchok Fallon, Reporter of Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States, will retire on September 25 after more than 30 years of Court service. Fallon became the 16th Reporter of Decisions and the first woman to hold the position in 2011. She served as the Deputy Reporter of Decisions from 1989 to 2011.

As the Reporter, Fallon has overseen the publication of 29 volumes of the United States Reports, and as the Deputy Reporter, she assisted in the editing and publication of an additional 72 volumes. During her tenure, Fallon has worked closely with Court staff to ensure the editorial quality of the Court’s opinions. She also played an integral role in the Reporter’s Office transition from a primarily paper-based process to one employing advancements in electronic publishing and digital records management.

Fallon was a legal editor at the Research Institute of America in Washington, D.C., from 1982 to 1989. Prior to that, she practiced law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Tallahassee, Florida. She has been active in the Association of Reporters of Judicial Decisions, serving in several capacities, including as president.

“Chris Fallon has performed a critical ‘behind the scenes’ role at the Court in ensuring we employ consistent style conventions and checking the accuracy of our legal citations, as well as managing the publication of the bound volumes of U.S. Reports,” said Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.  “My colleagues and I deeply appreciate her tireless dedication to ensuring the quality of our opinions, as Deputy Reporter and Reporter, over the past three decades.” 

Fallon earned her B.A. at West Virginia University, graduating magna cum laude in 1974, and her J.D. at The Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America, in 1977. She is admitted to the Florida, Pennsylvania, and Supreme Court Bars.


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