Christine Luchok Fallon

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Christine Luchok Fallon
16th Reporter of Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States
Assumed office
March 3, 2011
Preceded byFrank D. Wagner
Personal details
Alma materColumbus School of Law
West Virginia University

Christine Luchok Fallon is the 16th Reporter of Decisions of the United States Supreme Court. Fallon began her service in 2011 and is the first woman to hold the position.[1]


Fallon earned her bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in 1974, graduating magna cum laude. She earned her J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in 1977.[1][2]


Early law career[edit]

Fallon practiced law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Tallahassee, Florida. From 1982 to 1989, Fallon served as a legal editor at the Research Institute of America in Washington, D.C., where she supervised seven attorneys.[1]

Deputy Reporter of Decisions[edit]

Fallon served as the Supreme Court's Deputy Reporter of Decisions from February 1989 until March 2011. She wrote syllabi and edited the opinions of the Court for release and publication in the United States Reports.[1]

Reporter of Decisions[edit]

In March 2011, Fallon was promoted to the Supreme Court's Reporter of Decisions. She is the first woman to hold the position since its establishment in 1790.[1][2] Over the course of her career, she has worked on many cases, including Bush v. Gore and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act case.[which?][2]

Organizational memberships[edit]

Fallon has been active in the Association of Reporters of Judicial Decisions, having served as president, vice president, and secretary.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "U.S. Supreme Court Press Release". March 7, 2011. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Working Behind the Scenes". US Embassy. US Embassy. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Frank D. Wagner
United States Supreme Court Reporter of Decisions
Succeeded by