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Jess Bravin    

Supreme Court Correspondent at The Wall Street Journal

Jess Bravin covers the U.S. Supreme Court for The Wall Street Journal, after earlier postings as United Nations correspondent and editor of the WSJ/California weekly. Mr. Bravin is the author of "The Terror Courts" (Yale, 2013), an award-winning account of military trials at Guantanamo Bay, and "Squeaky: The Life and Times of Lynette Alice Fromme" (St. Martin's, 1997), and a contributor to books including "Violence in America: An Encyclopedia" (Scribner, 1999), "Crimes of War 2.0" (Norton, 2007) and "A Concise Introduction to Logic," Second Edition (Wadsworth, 1984). His work has been recognized with the Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize, for coverage of the International Criminal Court, the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award, for coverage of the legal response to 9/11, and, with a Wall Street Journal team, the National Press Foundation's Excellence in Online Journalism Award for coverage of the Supreme Court's health care case.

Prior to joining The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Bravin wrote for publications including the Washington Post, Harper’s Bazaar and Spy magazine, evaluated scripts for a Hollywood talent agency and managed a campaign for local school board. While in law school, he served as a member of the University of California Board of Regents and the Berkeley, Calif., Police Review Commission. Mr. Bravin also led the effort to designate Raymond Chandler Square (Los Angeles City Historic-Cultural Monument No. 597) in Hollywood, in honor of the hard-boiled novelist.

Mr. Bravin has taught at the University of California Washington Center, was awarded the 2006 John Jacobs Fellowship by UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and Institute of Governmental Studies, and held the 2015 John Field Simms Sr. Memorial Lectureship in Law at the University of New Mexico. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall).

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