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Four Begin Supreme Court Fellowships

The four Supreme Court Fellows

Clockwise from top left: Caryn Devins, Valerie M. Nannery, Col. Cheryl A. Kearney, and Christine S. Scott-Hayward.

Four new Supreme Court Fellows will begin their 2016-2017 fellowships in August.

Caryn Devins, a law clerk to Judge Peter W. Hall of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will spend her fellowship working with the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

Col. Cheryl A. Kearney, head of the political science department and dean of faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, is assigned to the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice.

Christine S. Scott-Hayward, an assistant professor of law and criminal justice at California State University, was selected to work with the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

Valerie M. Nannery comes to the Fellows program from her post as senior litigation counsel at the Center for Constitutional Litigation. She is assigned to the Federal Judicial Center.

Established by the late Chief Justice Warren E. Burger in 1973, the Supreme Court Fellows Program creates an opportunity for individuals to experience first-hand governmental, and particularly judicial, administration. In the words of Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., the program offers “a unique opportunity for exceptional individuals to contribute to the administration of justice at the national level.”

The Supreme Court Fellows are selected by a commission composed of nine members selected by the Chief Justice of the United States. Additional background on each of the 2015-16 Supreme Court Fellows and the Supreme Court Fellows Program is available online.