Christine Luchok Fallon has been named the new Reporter of Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States. She will be the 16th Reporter of Decisions and the first woman to hold the position.
She succeeds Frank D. Wagner, who retired from the court after more than 23 years of service on September 30. Fallon assumed her new duties on March 3.
Fallon has served as deputy reporter of decisions since February 1989, writing syllabuses and editing the opinions of the court for release and publication in the United States Reports. From 1982-89, Fallon served as a legal editor at the Research Institute of America in Washington, D.C., where she supervised an editorial staff of seven attorneys, writing, revising, and supplementing loose-leaf employment law publications.
Prior to that, she practiced law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Tallahassee. Fallon has been active in the Association of Reporters of Judicial Decisions, serving as president, vice president, and secretary. She also chaired and served on the association’s education and honors committees.
Fallon earned her bachelor’s degree at West Virginia University in 1974, and her J.D. at The Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America, in 1977.