Occupation Journalist Nationality American Alma mater
University of Oklahoma
Georgetown University Law Center Genre Non-fiction Joan Biskupic ( Croatian: Biskupić; born c. 1956 is an American journalist, author, and lawyer who has covered the  United States Supreme Court since 1989. She is a full time Supreme Court analyst at CNN. She was previously Editor in Charge, Legal Affairs for  from 2012 to 2016. For the 2016–17 academic year, she was a visiting professor at the Reuters University of California, Irvine's School of Law. From 2000 to 2012 she was the Legal Affairs Correspondent for .
From 1992 to 2000, she was the Supreme Court reporter for
, and from 1989 to 1992 she was a legal affairs writer for The Washington Post . Congressional Quarterly  Her work was a finalist for the  Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting in 2015. She was awarded the 1991 Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting on Congress for her coverage of the Clarence Thomas hearings for Congressional Quarterly.  Prior to that, she covered government and politics for the  Milwaukee Journal and the  .
Biskupic has written a number of books on the Supreme Court, including biographies of Supreme Court Justices
Sandra Day O'Connor, Antonin Scalia, and Sonia Sotomayor, and Chief Justice John Roberts. She was awarded three residential fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in 2003, 2004 and 2008, for work on these biographies.   She is also a commentator who appears regularly on television and radio programs. She is a regular panelist on  and has appeared on Washington Week , The Diane Rehm Show , The Today Show , Good Morning America , Nightline , and Stay Tuned with Face the Nation Preet.
Biskupic is one of nine siblings born to a Catholic family of
Croatian and Irish descent. She received her high school diploma from Benet Academy, a B.A. degree in Journalism from  Marquette University, an M.A. degree in English from the University of Oklahoma, and a J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center. One of her brothers, Steven M. Biskupic (born 1961), is a former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, now in private practice. Another brother, Vince Biskupic, is a judge on the Outagamie Circuit Court.
She has been a member of the
District of Columbia bar since 1994. Biskupic received Honorary Doctors of Laws from  Georgetown University in May 2014 and  Marquette University in May 2010.
The Supreme Court Yearbook 1989–1990, Congressional Quarterly (1991), ISBN 0-87187-590-X
The Supreme Court Yearbook 1990–1991, Congressional Quarterly (1992), ISBN 0-87187-637-X
The Supreme Court Yearbook 1991–1992, Congressional Quarterly (1992), ISBN 0-87187-716-3
Guide to the US Supreme Court, with Elder Witt, 3rd edition, Congressional Quarterly (1996), ISBN 1-56802-130-5
The Supreme Court and Individual Rights, 3rd Edition, with Elder Witt, Congressional Quarterly (1997), ISBN 1-56802-239-5
The Supreme Court at Work, 2nd edition, with Elder Witt, Congressional Quarterly (1997), ISBN 1-56802-323-5
The Supreme Court and the Powers of the American Government, with Elder Witt, Congressional Quarterly (1997), ISBN 1-56802-324-3
Sandra Day O'Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice, Harper Collins (2005), ISBN 0-06-059018-1
American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2009), ISBN 0-374-20289-3
Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2014), ISBN 978-0-374-29874-6 The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts, Basic Books (2019), ISBN 978-0-465-09327-4
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Bean, Peter (March 15, 2004). "Sandra Day O'Connor and the Supreme Court". Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Archived from the original on June 5, 2011 . Retrieved . February 26, 2010
Joan, Biskupic (September 11, 1996). "Making case for case-by-case justice". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. p. 3E . Retrieved . February 26, 2010 Joan Biskupic, a former Milwaukee Journal reporter, is the Supreme Court reporter for The Washington Post
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Broz, Joan (September 22, 2008). "Former students fondly remember 'tough' Mr. White". The Daily Herald . Retrieved . August 24, 2010
"Georgetown Announces Speakers for 2014 Commencement". Georgetown University. Archived from the original on May 2, 2014 . Retrieved . May 1, 2014