Marcia Coyle

5.CoyleWashington Correspondent for the National Law Journal, lawyer and journalist

The Impact of Recent Supreme Court Decisions


Marcia Coyle is the Chief Washington Correspondent for The National Law Journal, a national weekly newspaper that covers law and litigation. Marcia, a lawyer as well as a journalist, has covered the Supreme Court for 25 years.  She is a regular contributor of Supreme Court analysis to PBS’ The News Hour.

Before joining the NLJ she covered state and national government and politics for the Pennsylvania Times-Mirror daily newspaper for over a decade.  Besides her work for the Law Journal she has written about the Supreme Court for such publications as Vogue, Ms. Magazine and the New York Times Book Review.  She is a contributing author to a book on the Supreme Court, A Year in the Life of the U.S. Supreme Court” She is the author of “The Roberts Court” published in 2013.

Marcia Coyle earned her B.A. degree from Hood College in Frederick Md.; her M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University and her J.D. degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Her reporting has garnered national journalism awards including the George Polk Award for legal reporting, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for outstanding investigative reporting, the American Judicature Society’s Toni House Journalism Award for a career body of work involving coverage of the nation’s courts and justice system and finally the Scripps-Howard Foundation Award for environmental journalism.