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Joan Biskupic reports on personalities of the U.S. Supreme Court
Journalist and author has been following the high court for 20 years
by WKSU's MARK URYCKI


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Mark Urycki
 
Joan Biskupic covers the Supreme Court for Reuters and is a frequent guest on PBS's Washington Week in Review.
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Journalist and author Joan Biskupic is speaking at the University of Akron this afternoon about groundbreaking Supreme Court justices like Thurgood Marshall and Sandra Day O’Connor. She stopped by WKSU first to share some insights into the personalities of the high court with WKSU’s Mark Urycki.

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Joan Buskipic has written books about individual justices such as Sandra Day O’Connor and Antonin Scalia.  She’s working now on a book about the first Hispanic justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Biskupic is exploring whether biography is destiny, that is, how much a justice’s background affects his or her outlook. 

Court is in session hearing cases now. Biskupic says the justices won’t discuss details with her until after a case is completed because they sometimes don’t make a final decision for months. 

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