Lyle Denniston Independent Contractor Reporter

Lyle Denniston has been covering the Supreme Court for fifty-seven years. In that time, he has covered one-quarter of all of the Justices ever to sit, and he has reported on the entire careers on the bench of ten of the Justices. He has been a journalist of the law for sixty-seven years, beginning that career at the Otoe County Courthouse in Nebraska City, Nebraska, in the fall of 1948. He is not an attorney.

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05.18.15 No protection — yet — for group’s donor privacy
05.18.15 Court bypasses Wisconsin political fray
05.18.15 Opinion analysis: No new limit on police use of force
05.15.15 Group seeks privacy for donor list
05.04.15 Court enlists U.S. views on Colorado marijuana case
04.29.15 Argument analysis: Impatience with death-penalty resistance
04.29.15 Opinion analysis: A modest restraint on campaign fund-raising
04.28.15 Argument analysis: Justice Kennedy, hesitant but leaning
04.27.15 Congress’s power to permit lawsuits at issue
04.26.15 Same-sex marriage: The decisive questions
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    In a conversation with Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard, Justice Samuel Alito reflects upon (among other things) his arrival on the Court, recent First Amendment cases, the themes in his dissent in Obergefell v. Hodges, and his love for baseball.

Awards
  • Peabody Award

    Awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.

    Awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.

  • Sigma Delta Chi

    Sigma Delta Chi

    Awarded the Sigma Delta Chi deadline reporting award for online coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.

  • National Press Club Award

    National Press Club Award

    Awarded the National Press Club's Breaking News Award for coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.

  • Silver Gavel Award

    Silver Gavel Award

    Awarded the Silver Gavel Award by the American Bar Association for fostering the American public’s understanding of the law and the legal system.

  • American Gavel Award

    American Gavel Award

    Awarded the American Gavel Award for Distinguished Reporting About the Judiciary to recognize the highest standards of reporting about courts and the justice system.

  • Webby Award

    Webby Award

    Awarded the Webby Award for excellence on the internet.

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